Citrus Season is Here

Many of us love citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. Citrus fruits can not only taste great, but can also be great for our overall health. Learn about the five special citrus fruits below.

california mandarins

California Mandarins

These are small, seedless and bright orange in color. One thing you might notice about California Mandarins is how easy they are to peel. Also, California Mandarins are known for being very juicy and rich with citrus flavor. They are also a great source of Vitamin C.

cara cara navel oranges

Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Nicknamed, "The Power Orange," the Cara Cara Navel Orange is known for its sweet citrus taste and is a great source of vitamins and fiber. As a matter of fact, Cara Cara Navel Oranges have 20% more Vitamin C and almost 30% more Vitamin A than conventional oranges. Some believe this orange is a result of crossing the Washington navel and the Brazilian Bahia navel.

blood oranges

Blood Oranges

The Blood Orange has a distinctive, dark-colored inside. This is due to the prescence of anthocyanins, a group of powerful antioxidants. Blood Oranges are easy to peel and are great when served as a freshly squeezed juice. Blood Oranges are believed to be a cross between the Pomelo and the Tangerine.

minneola tangelos

Minneola Tangelos

These are easy to identify because of the knob-like formation at their stems. They are also easy to peel and have very few seeds. Being a cross between the grapefruit and the tangerine, the Minnelola Tangelo has a very bold and tangy flavor.

meyer lemons

Meyer Lemons

Meyer Lemons are from China. Their juice is sweeter and less acidic than that of the regular lemon. Meyer Lemons are thought to be a cross between the regular lemon and the Mandarin Orange and are great for desserts and lemonade.

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