We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.

Advertiser Disclosure

Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

How We Make Money

We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently from our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Limequat?

Malcolm Tatum
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At HomeQuestionsAnswered, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

The limequat is a fruit created by crossing two different fruits, the lime and the kumquat. Classified as a hybrid citrus tree belonging to the citrofortunella family, the fruit combines the sweetness of the kumquat's skin with the tartness of the lemon. Limequats can be used in many recipes in a manner that is very similar to that of a lemon or lime.

Limequat trees tend to have thick foliage that makes the trees look somewhat bushy. The leaves are thick and a deep green that tend to be glossy, and have a general shape that is a cross between the leaves of an orange tree and a lemon tree. A limequat tree begins to produce very early and is capable of yielding large quantities of fruit during its normal production cycle.

As for the fruit, a limequat is somewhat small, although it is slightly larger than the average lemon. Oval in shape, the fruit has a color that is often described as being a yellow-green. Like many citrus fruits, this hybrid fruit does include seeds mingled in with the pulp. The pulp itself is somewhat bittersweet and juicy, while the skin has a more pronounced sweet flavor.

Like other citrus fruits, the limequat offers an ample amount of vitamin C in each piece of fruit. It is possible to squeeze the juice from the pulp using methods that are commonly employed to extract the juice from oranges. Once extracted, the juice can be combined with other fruit juices to create a refreshing breakfast drink, or for any application that might call for lemon or lime juice.

Because of the high acidic quality of the limequat, it is ideal for keeping cut fruits fresh and crisp. For example, many people coat slices of apples with lemon juice in order to add a bit of tartness to the slices, as well as prevent them from turning brown. The juice of this hybrid fruit can be used for the same purpose, and tends to modify the tart taste slightly, allowing the sweetness of the apple to remain the more apparent taste.

Limequats can also be used in a number of recipes. It is possible to produce puddings and pie fillings using the juice instead of utilizing lemon or lime juice. The skin can be used for zest in recipes that call for orange or lemon zest, such as cake frostings or meringues. As an ingredient in a fruit salad, sections of the limequat work just as well as sections of mandarin oranges and add a slight tartness and splash of color to the presentation.

It is possible to buy limequats in many of the larger supermarket chains. The fruit can also be ordered from a number of online fruit retailers, along with bottles of limequat juice and frozen sections of the fruit. As a way to add new life to an old recipe, considering the use of limequats is definitely something that any cook should try.

HomeQuestionsAnswered is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Malcolm Tatum
By Malcolm Tatum , Writer
Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing to become a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including HomeQuestionsAnswered, and his work has also been featured in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. When not writing, Malcolm enjoys collecting vinyl records, following minor league baseball, and cycling.

Discussion Comments

By anon935770 — On Feb 26, 2014

Where do limequats grow?

Malcolm Tatum

Malcolm Tatum


Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing...
Learn more
HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

HomeQuestionsAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.