The Health Benefits of Eating Citrus Fruits
When many people think about the nutrients in citrus fruits, vitamin C is usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, like many other foods, citrus fruits contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, some of which include ascorbic acid, folate, potassium and fiber.[slideshow:88477]
The high content of vitamin C is definitely beneficial; it helps protect against heart disease, improve your vision and lessen common cold symptoms. However, citrus fruits also help inhibit the growth of cancer cells, protect against type 2 diabetes, and promote healthy bones.
Citrus production for the 2014-2015 season totaled 9.02 million tons and Florida accounted for 56 percent of the total U.S. citrus production, According to research by the USDA.