Winters in Saskatchewan can be long and cold. Sweet, juicy, and colorful, citrus fruits give us a much needed dose of sunshine during these cold months.
Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, citrus fruits have a lot to offer. They help our bodies get rid of free radicals and positively impact a range of metabolic functions to help us thrive. What’s even better? Citruses can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways, from casual snack to elaborate desserts.
Why Citrus Fruits Are Good for Our Health
As their popularity for fighting colds and the flu indicates, citruses are packed with vitamin C. They also offer a host of other vitamins and minerals such as B-vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, and dietary fibers. These nutrients along with the various types of antioxidant compounds found in citrus perform important functions that are protective against diseases and support our health.
Creative Uses of Citrus and Our Favorite Recipes
Considering their amazing health benefits and how delicious they are, it’s a no-brainer to make citruses a part of our diet, especially during winter. From breakfast to salad entrées, there is no shortage of uses for oranges, lemons, and limes!
Apart from their culinary use, citruses make a great ingredient in skin care products. Want to try a simple beauty care trick? Adding citrus to your bath is a good way to remove dead skin cells thanks to their natural acidity. Their scent will also make you feel refreshed and help clear out your sinuses. Simply slice up oranges, lemons, and limes to put in the hot running water as it fills up.
Click the images below to check out these incredible recipes created by Chef Dale Mackay and inspired by our love for citrus.