Specialty Citrus

Source & Availability
Year round

History (General)
The pleasing appearance of citrus trees and the fruit was mentioned by many ancient travelers, even though the fruit of citrus trees had not evolved to the point as an important food staple, the fragrance of all parts of the citrus trees, including the flowers and fruit, were desirable perfumers of rooms and were thought to repel insects.

Current Varieties
Melogold Grapefruit
Oro Blanco Grapefruit
Murcott Tangerines
Satsuma Oranges
Blood Oranges
Cara Cara Oranges

Nutritional Value
Oranges and grapefruits, like other citrus fruits, are known for Vitamin C content. Due to this high amount of Vitamin C, citrus fruits help in absorbing Calcium into the body and maintaining the health of teeth and bones. It also contains Vitamin A and Vitamin B.
Potassium - 237 mg
Phosphorus - 18 mg
Magnesium - 13 mg
Calcium - 52 mg
Iron - 0.13 mg
Selenium 0.7 mcg
Manganese - 0.033 mg
Copper - 0.059 mg
Zinc - 0.09 mg
Vitamin A - 295 IU
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.114 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.052 mg
Niacin - 0.369 mg
Folate - 39 mcg
Pantothenic Acid - 0.328 mg
Vitamin B6 - 0.079 mg
Vitamin C - 69.7 mg
Vitamin E - 0.24 mg
Note: The above mentioned values are for citrus in general. Exact values differ slightly based on variety and serving size.
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