Do you need something to brighten up your winter days? Citrus fruits are an inexpensive and natural way to revitalize your home and health. While these fruits are available for year-round enjoyment, they are in season from December through February with peak freshness in January. During this cold and flu season, grapefruit and oranges are some of the most common citrus fruits to boost your immunity! They also help lower cholesterol, maintain a healthier blood sugar, and aid in digestion.
To get you started, here are a few general rules of thumb for purchasing fruit:
Keep reading to find a list of citrus fruits regularly found at Giant Eagle! Plus, learn unique ways to use these less common fruits to make you and your home healthier this winter!
The Texas Red Grapefruit is the official state fruit of Texas and got its name because of its rich red core. While light pink grapefruit are most commonly chosen to eat, grapefruit can also be found with a creamy yellow or red center. The darker the middle, the sweeter tasting the grapefruit will be. Grapefruit's light and refreshing juice pairs nicely with fish, chicken, and pork.
Below are a few ways grapefruit goes beyond the breakfast table.
Have you been feeling those winter blues this season? Pick up some oranges on your next Giant Eagle run to boost your mood with the help of their rich Vitamin C! The Navel Orange is easily distinguishable among other types of oranges due to its distinct human-like navel marking. This forms during initial blossom, as two “twin” fruits grow opposite of each other on the stem. These oranges have multiple health and practical home uses.
Cara Cara Oranges are very similar to the Navel Orange. They are both rich in Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and calcium. Cara Cara oranges, however, are sweeter and less acidic with a pinkish-red center. Their easy-to-peel skin makes it perfect for on-the-go or just a quick snack. An orange’s aromatic juices make it a perfect pairing with almonds, chocolate, coffee, and spicy seasonings. Try Cara Cara Oranges in our Scallops with Orange Salsa recipe!
Below are 3 simple steps to sectioning an orange, or other citrus fruit: