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The In & Outs about Citrus Fruits

Updated on August 12, 2011

A Bowl Of Citrus Frit

Citrus Fruits

Citrus......Pulpy and sweet, Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin c and a good source of fiber. It taste so good in so many ways like used in a marindae, or a zest , and maybe adding it to your soy sauce there is just so many ways to infused citrus.

For me when i'm working with citrus these are my 4 favorite that i like to use lemon, lime orange and grapefruit, because of there great flavores and freshness.

Lemons they can add a splash a juice to flavor ice water, or combine juice with a little olive oil and your favorite fresh herbs for a low calorie salad dressing. You can also add lemon zest to tuna or crab salad, or stir into low fat or non-fat vanilla yogurt along with honey for a healthy fruit dip.

Limes - with an acidic, tart taste, lime adds spunk to both warm and cold dishes or tropical drinks. Try a squeeze of lime juice over grilled sweet corn, use juice in seafood and fish marinades, or combine juice with lime zest , soy sauce, sliced green onions, and chopped garlic and ginger for an Asian-inspired dressing.

Grapefruit,, wihite grapefruit yields the best juice while pink grapefruit is sweeter, and it perfect for breakfast eaten raw or topped with brown sugar and lightly broiled. You can also try a grapefruit supreme salad , its a combination of diced avocado and mango,chopped cilantro and minced Chile peppers with a splash of rice wine vinegar,

Oranges - All i can say if you never taste a orange your in for a treat. just squeeze yourself a fresh glass of juice or lay thin slices underneath and around fish before cooking to infuse flavor. You can also try sauteing orange zest in some olive oil and tosss with a little fresh squeezed orange juice, steam spinach and toasted sluiced almonds.

Handicapped Chef's Citrus Tips

Skinless, pith-less segments of citrus fruit are referred to as'' supreme''. To cut citrus fruits into supremes, first cut off the entire peel and any white pith areas. Then, hold the fruit, over a bowl to catch any juices, and gently cut along both sides of each segment's membranes to release the flesh.

Juicing Tips; Fruit at room temperature will yield more juice. Rolling fruit on a flat surface with the palm of your hand will also help extractmore juice. Freeze fresh squeezed juice in ice cube trays for later use. Just remember it's easier to zest whole citrus fruit prior to cuttng for it's juice or flesh.


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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for the nice overview of citrus fruits. I always like my citrus at room temperature!