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Citrus fruits are more than Vitamin C

Citrus fruits have long been valued as nutritious and tasty diet. The tangy flavor of citrus fruits is among the most preferred in the world. It is well established that citrus is a good source of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers. Citrus fruits also contain an impressive list of other essential nutrients such as Glycemic and non-Glycemic sugars and fibers. Potassium, folate, calcium, thiamine, niacin, B6, phosphorous, and antioxidants like pantothenic acid and a variety of phytochemicals. Besides mandarins contain no sodium or fat. A medium orange contains 60-80 Kcals.

Prevention Potential of Citrus fruits

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Cancer

  • Neural Tube Defect

  • Anemia

  • Cataracts

Factors affecting Citrus fruits consumption

  • Individual Preference

  • Lack of knowledge about nutritional benefits

  • Availability

Most importantly, barriers to purchasing and consuming citrus fruits are high cost, fear of harmful pesticides, and quick spoilage. We are all aware of the harmful effects of pesticides and non-organically grown fruits.

Be healthy and choose wisely.

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