Quick Facts: Citrus

• The fruit, or hesperidium, is a specialized berry with a leathery rind and pulp vesicles.

• It is believed that adding citrus to your diet can help prevent disease, build immunity and supply a healthy dose of important nutrients, such as vitamin C, fiber, folate, lycopene, potassium, vitamin B-6, phytonutrients, magnesium, flavonoids, thiamin and niacin.

• Orange is derived from the Spanish word naranja andeventually was adopted into“an orange.”

• The white flowers produced by orange trees symbolize fruitfulness and were used in fertility rituals and weddings dating back to the Crusades.

• Orange blossom honey is made from bees that cultivate the nectar from orange blossoms.