Superfood: Citrus

A hint of citrus can transform a dish from simple to zesty and refreshing. But, adding oranges, lemons or limes to our menu isn’t just for added flavor – these citrus fruits are also all superfoods!

Lemons, limes and oranges are most famously known for are their high amounts of vitamin-C. Benefits of getting your proper daily intake of the nutrient include:

  • Aiding the absorption of iron
  • Protecting the body from free radicals
  • Producing collagen in the body which helps heal wounds
  • Regulating blood sugar levels
  • Having antioxidant properties that may help fight cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent cataracts

Also a good source of folate, potassium and fiber, citrus can help your body function properly and keep you full for longer – so, next time you’re in need of a snack, consider an orange. Make snacking on fruit an even easier choice around your house by introducing new, fun ways to enjoy them:

We love eating and using these fruits in various nutritious recipes year-round, like our Outrageous Orange Tossed Salad with Cashews, Cilantro Lime Pesto Hot Pasta and Citrus Penne Pasta Salad with Chicken that are featured in the July Summer Splash menu. What are some of your favorite ways to eat citrus? Let us know in the comments below!

6 thoughts on “Superfood: Citrus”

  1. A store manager at your Lake Buena Vista location mentioned a store in East Orlando (Waterford Lakes) was planned. Please confirm! This area would be perfect. When I go to the East Colonial location, I always run I to several friends that drive over from Waterford Lakes.

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  3. The Outrageous Orange salad sounds delicious. I see it’s listed as vegetarian – can you tell me if there are any dairy ingredients in it? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Mike – You can find a full list of ingredients with the manager at your local location. Hope to see you soon!

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