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How to Make Salted Kumquat?
Don't throw away kumquats after the Spring Festival. Salt it and make the medicinal snacks!

During the Chinese Lunar New Year, people in Guangdong buy kumquat and tangerine trees to decorate their house or office. Because kumquat is homophonous with "gold and luck" in Chinese. After the festival, some people may throw the trees away when they become wrinkled. However, you can follow a traditional recipe to make Salted Kumquat, which is delicious and is used for its healing properties.

Prepare kumquats and salt (refined salt or crude salt), in general, 500 grams kumquat needs 50 grams salt. Also, you need to prepare a sealed glass jar.

The kumquats need to be cleaned, dried, and exposed to the sun until the skin wrinkles. After cleaning and drying the jar, put the prepared kumquats and salt into it and then screw on the cap and shake the jar. What calls for special attention is that the cap should not crush the kumquats because they become mildewed if the peel is cracked. If you're not sure if the jar is sealed, use additional plastic wrap to seal the jar. Finally, place the jar in a dry and cool place for over a month, and then you can taste the delicious Salted Kumquat.

(By Zheng Xiaojia, Richard Glauert)

Editor:Jessie Huang
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