An essential nutrient found mainly in fruits and vegetables. The body requires vitamin C to form and maintain bones, blood vessels, and skin. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, one that cannot be stored by the body except in insignificant amounts.
Kumquats (Citrus japonica; formerly classified in the Fortunella genus) are an edible citrus fruit that resemble miniature oranges. They are round or oval shaped and can be eaten whole. The peel has a sweet flavor, but the fruit has a sour center. They possess high nutritional content and are common