All About The Citrus

All about the citrus

Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family, Rutaceae. Including crops such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, pomelos, and limes. The genus Citrus is native to South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, and Australia. Various citrus species have been utilized and domesticated by indigenous cultures in these areas since ancient times. 

Although, Citrus fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C, a nutrient that strengthens the immune system. Their acid can erode tooth enamel and grapefruit can interact with some medications.



A Little Zest In Your Life

Most people will discard the peel while consuming citrus fruits. Little do they know, the peel have bioactive compounds that provide numerous health benefits. Lemon peel has antibacterial properties that may block the growth of microorganisms responsible for oral diseases. Moreover, it offers several antioxidants. D-limonene and vitamin C, protect the immune system and reduce your risk of diseases. Citrus peel have antimicrobial and anti-fungal effects, even against antibiotic-resistant strains. Flavonoids, vitamin C, and pectin in most citrus fruit peel promote heart health by lowering blood cholesterol levels and other risk factors for heart disease. Lastly, it contains ascorbic acid and vitamin C. These ingredients are good for the skin as they help in delaying the onset of wrinkles, reducing blemishes, and slowing down the aging process. 



Supreme Supremes

Supreming is a technique that removes the membrane from citrus fruit so it can be served in slices. This is a little more time-consuming. It removes all the tough and bitter compounds of the citrus, leaving a citrus that’s sweeter, more tender, and attractive in appearance. This process yields a better tasting juice as well.

all about the citrus

Citrus Breeze

Cerebrospinal fluid has higher overall conc. of vitamin C as compared to the blood plasma. This suggests lower conc. of vitamin C in the brain can impair cognitive functions and induce depression, anxiety and schizophrenia like symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to indulge in a diet rich in vitamin C.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Juicing
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 113 kcal

Equipment

  • Centrifugal Juicer 

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium tangerines
  • 1 navel orange
  • ½ grapefruit
  • ½ lime
  • a sprinkle of lemon zest
  • 1 cup cold water

Instructions
 

  • Supreme all fruit.
  • Feed the ingredients one at a time into juicer.
  • Lemon zest can come directly from peel of the lemon using a grater or use lemon zest.
  • Stir the juice throughly before consuming. Drink right away or freeze it in an air tight container. 

Notes

For an added twist, rim with sugar or salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 349mgFiber: 5gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 1508IUVitamin C: 90mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cleanse, detox, heart, medicinal
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