8 Citrus Fruits You Should Be Eating

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We all know about standard citrus fruits like oranges, clementines, and tangerines. They provide endless health benefits, making these sweet fruits an excellent go-to snack. But in case you’re getting a little tired of eating oranges every day, there is a wide variety of citrus fruits out there that may not even be on your radar. They also make great add-ons to meals and recipes. Check out these eight citrus fruits you should be eating.

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1. Blood oranges

While they sound a little unappetizing, blood oranges actually have excellent flavor. They taste like a mix between an orange and a raspberry. The rind and flesh are a deep red color, part of what contributes to their great taste. Your best chance to get a blood orange is at specialty supermarkets from November through May, Martha Stewart says. Try putting them in a salad, a delicious blood orange champagne cocktail, or include the fruits in a punch.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

2. Kumquats

These little fruits are bite size and should be eaten whole. The combination of bitter and sweet makes for a delicious snack: The flesh is bitter, but you get a hint of sweet from the rind.

Not a fan of a plain kumquat?

You can also use it in jams, desserts, and different breads. The tiny fruits also pack a powerful vitamin punch. They’re extremely rich in vitamin C, which helps fight infection-causing organisms in your body. It’s a great source of minerals, and the fruit’s antioxidants help combat cancer.

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