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Foods Included

Orange, Tangerine, Tangelo, Lemon, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, Lime, Lime Juice, Grapefruit, Pomelo (Pummelo), Loquat, Blood Orange, Cara Cara Navel Orange, Key Lime, Mandarine Orange, Kaffir Lime, Clementine, Kumquat, Ugli Fruit

Description

Citrus is a term for juicy fruits that grow on trees and have a rough outer skin that must be peeled before eating the inner fruit. Citrus comes in shades of be yellow, green, or orange and can be sweet (oranges) or sour (lemons, limes, grapefruit).

Buy It

  • Choose citrus fruits that are firm and feel heavy for their size.

Store It

  • Store oranges at room temperature for 5-7 days.
  • Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
  • Store pummelos in your refrigerator for up to one week.

Cook It

  • Enjoy citrus raw -- toss an orange or tangerine into your bag before leaving the house for a refreshing snack later in the day.
  • Add citrus to salads -- they work well in both fruit salads and vegetable salads!
  • Sprinkle lemon or orange zest onto foods for more flavor.

Why It's Great

  • Vitamin C keeps our immune system strong and helps our bodies heal quickly.
  • Fiber helps with healthy digestion and keeps us feeling full.  Eating enough fiber has been shown to keep our hearts healthy too.

 

 

Try It

Carrot, Jicama, and Orange Salad
Carrots, Jicama, Oranges, Fresh parsley, Fresh lime juice, Mayonnaise, Salt, Ground chili powder
10 mins
Citrus Vegetables
Water, Zucchini, Corn, Salt, Fresh lime juice, Olive oil, Fresh oregano
10 mins
Whole Wheat Pasta with Lemon
Whole Wheat pasta, Lemon juice, Lemon zest, Olive oil, Basil, Parmesan cheese, Salt
15 mins
Orange Freeze
Orange juice, Ice cubes, Milk, Vanilla extract, Mandarin Oranges
5 mins
Spicy Broiled Tilapia with Lime
Tilapia fillets, Pepper, Cayenne pepper, Cumin powder, Garlic powder, Oregano, Lime
10 mins
Orange-Glazed Turnips
Turnips, Water, Orange, Orange juice, Olive oil, Honey, Salt, Parsley
22 mins