January is National Citrus Month

By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

January?the first full month of winter?brings cold temperatures and, with its winter chill, the peak season for citrus. Grown best in colder weather, citrus hits its prime now, making January the perfect time for National Citrus Month.

Lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, tangerines and pomelos are just a few of the juicy fruits classified as citrus. They earn their classification because they contain flavonoids, which are thought to have anti-cancer properties. This means these fruits are not only juicy and refreshing, but they are also extremely healthful. Citrus also has many other health benefits, including containing lots of fiber and vitamin C. In addition, citrus supplies calcium, potassium and vitamin A.

These tasty fruits can be incorporated into your everyday diet during National Citrus Month by adding slices of citrus to salads, drinking freshly squeezed citrus juice or even eating the fruits on their own as a delicious snack.

Here are some more creative ideas to use citrus fruits this January: top a smoothie bowl with slices of your favorite citrus, prepare a citrus salsa for Super Bowl Sunday or even mix the perfect citrus drink to end a long workday.

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