Citrus is in season when you need it most…winter. And we’re excited to see Australian-grown citrus varieties brightening office fruit bowls. Popular citrus fruits such as mandarins, oranges, lemons and limes are all packed with immune-boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – in fact, a medium-sized orange contains a whole day’s worth of vitamin C.
According to Citrus Australia, the peak industry body representing the nation’s citrus growers, the entire citrus family contains numerous health benefits including:
- Can increase your energy and improve your feelings of alertness during the day with scientific evidence suggesting that the polyphenols found in oranges and other citrus helps to keep your brain active
- Citrus fruits are also the richest fruit source of the antioxidant hesperetin, which protects cells
- Are naturally high in folic acid with one orange providing 18% of the recommended daily intake
- Are a source of carbohydrate and contain B vitamins
Squeeze the day and add more citrus to your fruit order! If you’d like to increase the number of mandarins and oranges in your regular fruit delivery, or add lemons and limes as a preference item, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 766 760 or send us an email to find out more.