Dietetics and Nutrition

The nutritional value of citrus serves as the foundation for its health benefits. Fresh citrus and its juices are excellent sources of vitamin C and 100% orange juice is one of the most popular sources of vitamin C in the diet. But citrus is more than just vitamin C. It also offers nutrients such as potassium, folate, magnesium, and fiber (in fresh fruit) while being free from total fat, trans-fat, and cholesterol. FDOC nutrition education materials promote that citrus provides nutrients that can help contribute to overall good health when included as part of a healthy and varied diet throughout the lifetime.

Nutrition Facts About Citrus

Key Links

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
MyPyramid
Nutrition.gov
USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
American Dietetic Association

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