• Daily Fact #100 

    An 8 oz. glass of 100% Florida OJ provides nearly 25% of the USDA-recommended daily fruit and vegetable servings, based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Recipes

Looking to liven up your meals? Adding bold and sweet Florida citrus fruit and 100 percent juices to recipes will provide an all-natural explosion of flavor to versatile dishes.

But, cooking with citrus provides more than just great taste. Citrus fruits and juices ar econsidered heart-healthy foods that are fat-free and cholesterol-free! Plus, including delicious Florida citrus fruits and juices as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle may help promote a healthy weight, while fueling your body with many of the nutrients it needs to help support a lifetime of good health.

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Citrus Sparkler

Orange Syrup:

  • Zest of 1 Florida orange (no pith)
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup hot water

Cocktail:

  • 1½ ounces Florida orange juice
  • 1½ ounces Florida tangerine juice
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 2 drops orange flower water*
  • 2 ounces club soda, chilled ice

Garnish:

  • Florida orange slice
  • Lime slice

*Available at Middle Eastern grocery stores.

Nutrition Benefits

Great Taste Today, Added Benefits Tomorrow

Fresh Florida citrus offers a portable, healthy and delicious snack that can be enjoyed anywhere. Because of their water and fiber content, fresh Florida citrus also helps you feel full. It is also fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free, and is an excellent source of vitamin C. Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and other citrus fruit have numerous health benefits and can help support a healthy immune system.

Additional Benefits

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Florida citrus fruit is harvested from close to 569,000 sprawling acres, carefully handpicked from lush groves, and then washed, graded and packaged to produce more than 80 percent of the U.S. citrus supply. Thanks to their state’s sunny, subtropical climate and sandy soil, Florida’s citrus growers are known for producing the world’s juiciest and most flavorful oranges.

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Citrus Varieties

Florida growers produce several types of citrus, including oranges, grapefruit and specialty fruit including Temple oranges, tangerines and tangelos. The most commonly grown varieties of Florida oranges are Navel, Hamlin, Pineapple, Ambersweet and Valencia. The fresh orange season typically runs from October through June. The most commonly grown varieties of Florida grapefruit are Ruby Red, Pink, Marsh and Duncan. The fresh grapefruit season typically runs from September through June. Florida producers grow a handful of specialty fruit which are in season from October through April.

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