We love Florida citrus! Crops included in this group are oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. The growing season is almost all-year round from September until June. Peak-production runs from late-October until the end of December, depending on the fruit. Citrus is picked ripe, so they are ready to eat once purchased. Look for fruit that is heavy for its size. Store them in the refrigerator so they’ll last longer.
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“C” Why Vitamin C is so Good for You
Citrus fruits are a good source of vitamin C. Why is vitamin C important? It does a lot in your body:
- Helps heal cuts and wounds
- Keeps your teeth and gums healthy
- Helps your body absorb iron
- Is needed to make collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels