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Healthy Citrus Recipe Collection

Trio of citrus fruits on forks

Citrus fruits include grapefruit, lemons and limes, tangerines, and oranges. They are best eaten fresh and are high in vitamin C as well as a wide range of nutrients and protective phytochemicals.

By adding citrus fruits to your diet, you can help boost your metabolism! It has been shown that people can actually eat large quantities of food without consuming too many calories by choosing foods high in fiber and water content - like citrus fruits. Besides being a refreshing source for the mind and body, citrus fruits have been also recognized for their numerous other health benefits.

Summers and citrus are made for each other. It's the natural way to add color, flavor, essential nutrients and fiber to every meal. And when summer fun has you running on empty, nothing tops easy to pack citrus for a healthy, energy boosting snack.

Citrus fruit will keep at room temperature for one to two weeks. For longer storage, refrigerate in a plastic bag or crisper.

See also: Quick Notes on Citrus Fruit

Pucker up with our collection of citrus recipes!

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons." -Alfred E. Newman

Citrus Astringent

You can use citrus fruits to make your own natural, home made astringent to tighten pores and help remove excess oil from your skin. Follow this simple recipe.

1/2 lemon, sliced thin
1/2 orange, sliced thin
3/4 cup ethanol alcohol

Place the lemon and orange slices in a blender, add the ethanol alcohol, and blend until the fruits are well pulverized – about 1 minute. Using a small strainer or cheesecloth, strain into a jar. Will keep 6 months refrigerated. Yield: 3/4 cup.

Did you know?

In general, you don't need to refrigerate citrus if it will be consumed quickly, but it will last longer when refrigerated. Once they reach your preferred level of sweetness, place remaining fruit in the refrigerator to extend the shelf life.

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