Types of Citrus Fruit

Citrus fruits are valued for the tartness of their juices, their unique fragrances and because they are a good source of Vitamin C and flavonoids.

Some varieties of grapefruit and other citrus, especially Valencia oranges, will "re-green" if they remain on the tree long enough. This does not affect the flavor or quality of the fruit.

Citrus Fruit Varieties from A - Z

    * Buddha's Hand
    * Grapefruit - Pink
    * Grapefruit - White
    * Kumquat
    * Lemons
    * Limes
    * Mandarins - Clementine
    * Mandarins - Kinnow
    * Mandarins - Royal
    * Mandarins - Satsuma
    * Minneola Tangelo
    * Oranges - Blood
    * Oranges - Navel
    * Oranges - Valencia
    * Pummelo
    * Tangerines
    * Tangelo

Citrus Fruit Health Benefits

The juice from Citrus fruits have many health benefits and medical uses:

    * Oranges have been prized for centuries because of their high Vitamin C content, which prevents scurvy.
    * Oranges, Limes, and especially Lemons may help in the prevention of kidney stone formation.
    * Lemon juice is also used to alleviate the pain of a bee sting.
    * Citrus fruits are a great source of dietary fiber (non-starch polysaccharides).
    * In addition to Vitamin C, Citrus fruits are a significant source of glycaemic and non-glycaemic carbohydrate (sugars and fiber), Potassium, Folate, Calcium, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid and a variety of Phytochemicals.


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