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They’re tiny citrus fruits – about the size of large olives – that resemble mini-oranges. And according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, research shows that people who ate kumquats just three times a day saw their blood pressure drop an average of four points.
But know this: The trick is to eat the fruits whole – skin and all. Because kumquat skins are packed with plant compounds proven to heal arteries, and improve blood flow.