Jessie Clark • Feb 23, 2021

Citrus guide: 101

Did you know that oranges are the most widely grown fruit trees? Some of the most commonly used citrus fruits for juicing are lemons, limes, and oranges, and grapefruits. Fun fact: According to research there are over 600 varieties of oranges in total! Furthermore, there are many benefits to juicing citrus fruits. For instance, citrus fruits are known to boost your immune system, and they can play an essential role in making sure you get the vitamins and minerals you need in order to maintain your health and wellness. The enzymes in juice can also help aid digestion. 
Now as far as selecting your citrus fruits, you may have heard the rule: look, touch, smell. There are many factors that contribute to a citrus fruits level of juiciness, taste, and overall yield.  It’s important when selecting your citrus fruits to take all of these factors into consideration in order to increase your overall satisfaction when juicing. Additionally, it’s important to note that lemons should be heavy for their size and should be room temperature or warmer for juicing purposes. Another less commonly known fact is that limes should be a light green color- a yellowing lime is a good indication that it’s beginning to spoil. Grapefruits tend to be juicier when they are a slightly darker red color. Selecting your citrus fruits doesn’t have to be complicated!