February 2012 Issue
Zesty Citrus Fruits Signal Powerful Health Benefits
Around the globe, citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, lemons, and limes, are among the most popular fruits because of their tangy flavor and potent nutrient lineup. Originating in Southeast Asia in 4,000 BC, citrus fruits soon conquered the world, as they became cultivated and incorporated into the food culture in many countries. The American Southern tradition of lemonade, along with Scottish marmalades, and North Africas preserved lemons are a few examples of the way people have used their prized citrus.
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