Citrus Fruits

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Grapefruits, Oranges, lemons and limes! These citrus fruits grow in warm climates but are available fresh across the country when other fresh fruits are out of season. Canned citrus fruits make a convenient, healthy and economical alternative to fresh.



Recipes containing citrus from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

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Commodity Fact Sheets: Citrus Fruits (PDF | 411KB)

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.

Information on history, varieties, nutritional value and the production of citrus fruits. Also includes lesson ideas, fun facts and a short lesson plan with activities.


Citrus Products

University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Extension.

Various fact sheets on the selection, handling, sanitation, and canning of citrus products and juices. Available in HTML and PDF format.

  • Citrus: Safe Handling Practices for Consumers
  • Facts About Citrus Fruits and Juices: Grapefruit
  • Fresh Produce Handling, Sanitation, and Safety Measures: Citrus
  • Orange and Other Citrus Juices
  • Medicinal Use of Citrus
  • Major By-Products of the Florida Citrus Processing Industry
  • Selecting, Preparing, and Canning: Grapefruit and Orange Sections
  • South Florida Tropicals: Lime
  • South Florida Tropicals: White Sapote

Grapefruit: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for grapefruit and tips on how to select, store and prepare it.


Oranges: Nutrition. Selection. Storage.

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for oranges and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Oranges, that gives new and different ways to add this fruit to your diet.


Lemon: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for lemons and tips on how to select, store and prepare them.


FloridaJuice.com - Schools

The Florida Department of Citrus.

Resources and recipes to help "boost school nutrition with citrus sunshine". Includes Captain Citrus, a series of activities designed to be taught in elementary schools with a page dedicated to teaching materials for these activities.


Nutritional and Health Benefits of Citrus Fruits

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Review of the available research on citrus fruits, including nutrient composition, factors affecting consumption, and its potential to protect against certain diseases.


Orange Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Citrus Recipes

Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Search this database consisting exclusively of recipes containing citrus fruits by type of meal/course, type of citrus, cooking time and/or keyword.


Grapefruit: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 672 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document serves as a basic introduction to grapefruit including how to select, clean prepare and store. Health benefits, techniques and recipes that use and highlight grapefruit are also incorporated.


Lemons: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits & Vegetables (PDF | 174 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document gives an introduction to lemons. This includes how to pick them, use them, store them. Recipes that use lemons and health benefits are also incorporated.


Limes: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 196 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document serves as a brief lesson introducing limes and includes information on how to buy them, store them, and use them. Recipes and health benefits of limes are incorporated.