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Have become arguably the most popular citrus item in the produce department and are available year-round from numerous different area around the world. In addition to the many growing areas, many different varieties of fruit make up this category like the earlier varieties including the Clementine, while the Murcotts and Tangos make up the later varieties. These are just some of the many varieties that make up this commodity. These small, sweet, and flavorful fruits make a perfect addition to any school lunch or great healthy snack at the office.
Lemons are characterized by their round and slightly elongated shape with vivid yellow color. These popular fruits have both culinary and non-culinary purposes. Much like our other citrus commodities, lemons are also sourced from all over the globe depending on the time of year. The juice and rind is of the fruit used to make anything from lemonade, to cocktails, or even marinade for fish. While it may not be directly eaten, this is a very versatile fruit for the culinary expert.
When Kiwifruit was first grown in New Zealand, they were originally called "Chinese Gooseberries" due to their Chinese origins. To market the fruit better, the name was later changed to Kiwifruit after New Zealand's national bird and the rest is history. Kiwifruit is high in Vitamin C, rich in antioxidants, and is a great source of potassium. The health benefits of this small fruit truly make it a superfood. Don't just take our word for it, grab one of our 2-lb. Clamshells and see for yourself.
Typically characterized by it’s vibrant orange color. Oranges are divided into 2 main varieties. Navel Oranges and Valencia Oranges. Navel Oranges have a “bellybutton” at the blossom end that gives it its name. While these oranges are immensely popular, they are rather odd. They are naturally seedless, but if you take notice, they are actually two pieces of fruit in one. A second orange grows inside towards the blossom end which actually creates the navel that gives the orange its name. Valencia Oranges are easily identified by the absence of the navel. This fruit is not seedless and is great for making fresh squeezed orange juice.
Persian Limes are characterized by their round green appearance and sour flavor but make no mistake these small fruits are nutritional powerhouses that are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Much like lemons, limes have both culinary and non-culinary purposes. The zest and juice make great additions to desserts like Key Lime pie or Margaritas and the fruit can be used to garnish your favorite cocktail. Don’t be fooled by the name, Key Limes are much different than their Persian counterparts. Key limes are typically smaller and contain more seeds than the Persian Lime. Persian limes tend to have a thicker dark green rind compared to the thin yellowish rind of the Key Lime as well.
Grapefruit got its name due to the unique way it grows in clusters on a tree, much like grapes, instead of independently like oranges or other citrus fruits. Different varieties of grapefruit produce fruit with different internal colors like white, pink, red, and dark red. The external colors can even vary from green to yellow-orange with a red blush. Just like the other citrus fruits, Grapefruit is loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin A both shown to help boost the body’s immune system.