What are Citrus Fruits

In winter we usually buy citrus fruits. With lots of Vitamin C, they help us beat colds and flu. But, we often don’t know how good these fruits are. There are: red oranges, tangerines, kiwi, lemon, clementines. There also are a lot of differences between them.
All citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, folic acid and other useful minerals. Consumption of citrus fruit helps us reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. For pregnant women, there are many benefits, because, among other things, citrus fruits reduce the risky pregnancies and the risk of having the fetus with congenital diseases, because they contain folic acid that is vitamin B9.
Basically we all know what the benefits of eating lemons and oranges are, and we use them often in our food. But there are citrus fruits that are rarely used and are very healthy.


Red oranges

They are red due to anthocyanins, pigments that in the world of plants come in two colors, red and blue. It is a powerful antioxidant that can slow the development of cancer cells, and, by some claims, destroy them. Red oranges are rich in vitamin C, potassium, iron, calcium, vitamin A, and many others healthy substances. Consumption of red oranges recovers your body faster, heals wounds quickly, strengthens immunity, strengthens bones (for calcium), cleans skin, because of vitamin A. Red oranges are rich in antioxidants, so they are healthier and more effective than regular oranges.

Tangerines & Tangerine nutrition

Tangerines have a powerful influence in preventing cancer and anti-obesity. Energy value of 100 g of fresh tangerine is 53 kcal / 223 kJ. Since it contains 13.3% carbohydrate, 0.8% proteins and 0.3% of fat. Tangerine has a large amount of minerals. calcium (37 mg which makes 5% RDA), iron (0.15 mg which is 1% RDA), magnesium (12 mg which makes it 3% RDA), phosphorus (20 mg which makes it 3% RDA), zinc (0, 07 mg, which accounts for 0.7% RDA), copper (0.04 mg, which represents 4% RDA) and manganese (0.04 mg makes 2% of RDA). Tangerine contains the following vitamins: C (27 mg of 34% which makes the RDA), thiamine (0.06 mg, which makes 5.5% RDA), riboflavin (0.03 mg which represents 2% RDA), niacin (0.4 mg which makes 2.5% of RDA), pantothenic acid (0.2 mg, which makes it 3% RDA), vitamin B6 (0.08 mg, which represents 6% of RDA) of folic acid (66 mcg which makes 33% of RDA), vitamin A (206.4 mcg which makes 26% of RDA) and vitamin E (0.2 mcg which represents 2% RDA).
Consumption of tangerines can reduce the risk of liver cancer or breast cancer. The fresh tangerine juice is an effective defensive barrier for people with hepatitis C. They are rich in vitamin C, and they product synephrine, which prevents the accumulation of cholesterol in the body, lowers bad cholesterol and promotes good.

They are very helpful and especially recommended to people who have problems with cholesterol. Eating tangerines can regulate blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, and improve the skin. The skin will look better if you frequently consume mandarin, or you can apply on the skin in the form of freshly squeezed juice. Extracts of tangerines is so commonly used in the cosmetics industry - against wrinkles, acne, to clean the skin, but also to strengthen and faster hair growth.



They were created by crossing tangerine and sweet orange. They relieve stress and have an amazing effect on the skin. Clementines are rich in vitamin C, ascorbic acid and beta-carotene, and lots of healthy nutrients. They are also good for eyesight. Scent of clementine affects us so that our body releases serotonin, hormone of happiness, which has a calming effect on us, improves sleep and relieves stress.