Winter is “BURSTING” with Flavor

Citrus FruitJPG

Winter is when most citrus fruits are the sweetest and juiciest. As the season goes along from November through March, different varieties become available. They have a variety of uses and can add a winter zest to any dessert, snack, salad or drink.

Citrus fruits are among the most preferred in the world, and are also good for us. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. However, they do not contain any fat, sodium or cholesterol and are low in calories. Citrus fruits may also help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Therefore, brighten your taste with a burst of citrus flavor.

Try some of these simple tips for incorporating citrus into your diet:

  1. Use citrus fruit to make a great beverage
  2. Make citrus flavored water
  3. Dehydrate citrus fruits to use as flavor additives
  4. Use the citrus zest to garnish dish

Popular varieties of citrus fruits include:

  • Sweet Oranges: Navel, Valencia, Blood Orange
  • Mandarins: Satsuma, Clementine, tangerines
  • Limes: Persians, Ruby red
  • Lemons: Meyer, Eureka
  • Grapefruits
  • Kumquats

The flavors can range from bitter to sweet, but they all are juicy!!!

11/17/2017 5:17:15 PM
Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture