Brighten up a cold day with a burst of citrus. Think about adding sweet, ruby-red, blood orange juice to your favorite cocktail or consider adding tangerine slices to your kale citrus salad. If this sounds enticing, we have great news. Each winter, the freshest citrus fruits are harvested around the world, including Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, and Mediterranean regions in Europe. Simply visit your favorite farmer’s market or grocery store to find an array of sweet and tangy goodness.
Most citrus fruits come loaded with antioxidants, phytochemicals, dietary fiber, and vitamins, including immune-boosting Vitamin C and folate. Whether you like sweet or acidic flavors, seasonal options include lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, pomelos, and more. They are also incredibly easy to serve. Simply remove the peel and the bitter pith of citrus fruits like oranges or grapefruits for a nutritious, low-calorie, energy-boosting snack.
Citrus juices also liven up glazes, jellies, marmalades, salsas, shortbreads, teas, and countless dishes. Tasty Thai cuisines pair together citrus flavors like pomelo and lime juice with a sauté of red or green chiles, peanuts, and shredded coconut for flavorful citrus salads. Try something new with citrus. We guarantee any citrus recipe is sure to perk you up this winter.