Types of Citrus Fruits

Citrus Fruit List

Citrus fruits belong to the Family Rutaceae. They are edible, pulpy fruits that can be eaten either by peeling off the skin or squeezing out its juice. Countries in the Mediterranean regions were leading producers of citrus fruits. However, the cultivation of these fruits has spread out to many countries in the world. Citrus fruits are largely harvested in countries with warm climates.

The most common citrus fruits are oranges and lemons; however, there are several other different kinds of citrus fruits around, which we may not be aware of. This list will show you a complete list of citrus fruits:

Lime: Lime contains more amounts of acid and detoxifying agents good for cleaning. It is yellow-green in color and is usually used for culinary purposes. Read on for more lime juice uses.

Mandarin Orange: Also known as the mandarin or mandarine in some cases, this seedless orange is sweeter than most any varieties of orange available. Mandarin packs a wallop with its high fiber content. It is also fat and cholesterol free. Mandarin essential oil has been used as an anti-spasmodic because of its tonic effect on the digestive system.

Clementine: Clementine orange is the seedless version of mandarin. Just like the mandarin, it is also high in Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Clementine oranges are natural energy boosters.

Tangerine: Tangerine is a citrus variety known for its sour taste. Compared to the other varieties, The tangerine’s acid content, is relatively lesser. Tangerine orange is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B2 and B6, iron, potassium and calcium.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit, which is a slightly larger version of orange, is rich in calcium, beta carotene, iron, fiber and contains fewer calories.

Kumquat: Kumquat has an edible skin. It is used mostly for culinary purposes or for wine-making. Kumquats are used for treating sore throat.

Tangelo: Tangelo looks similar to an orange, but it is oblong-shaped unlike the orange. It has a good amount of vitamin A and vitamin C and is entirely fat and cholesterol-free.

Minneola: When you cross together tangerine and grapefruit, we get Minneola. It has a fine bright reddish orange colored peel that can be easily remove. It is usually found in the marketplace under the name Minneola tangelo.

Pomelo: Although it looks similar to grapefruit, Pomelo is somewhat larger, and its outer skin is much thicker. The fruit of the pomelo is less sweet than other varieties of oranges. It is commonly used as a low calorie fat snack.

Satsuma: This seedless type of orange is easy to peel. It is rich in Vitamin C and potassium.

Although Vitamin C is required in small amounts, it is very important for your body to function properly.


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