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Lemon Peel

Lemon peel, or lemon zest, is the aromatic outermost skin layer of the lemon which adds bright, crisp flavor to a wide variety of dishes. The zest can be removed with a citrus zester, a vegetable peeler or a paring knife. Keep in mind, only the colored portion of the skin is considered the zest - the white pith will add a bitter, not tangy, flavor. Because lemon zest is made with the … [Read more...]

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Lime Juice

Lime juice is similar in nutritional content lemon juice. High in vitamin C, these limes helped British sailors ("limeys") to escape scurvy. Grown primarily in Florida and the Southwest, lime juice enhances the flavor of numerous foods like rice, salads, desserts and cooked vegetables, virtually calorie-free. Limes are a low glycemic fruit that also contains the phytonutrient … [Read more...]

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Orange Peel

Orange peel, or orange zest, in culinary terms, is the aromatic outermost skin layer of the lemon which adds flavor to a wide variety of dishes. The zest can be removed with a citrus zester, a vegetable peeler or a paring knife. Keep in mind, only the colored portion of the skin is considered the zest- the white pith will add a bitter, not tangy, flavor. Because orange zest is made with the … [Read more...]

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Limes

Limes are citrus fruits and similar in nutritional content to the lemon. High in vitamin C, these green fruits helped British sailors ("limeys") to escape scurvy. Grown primarily in Florida and the Southwest, lime juice enhances the flavor of numerous foods like rice, salads, desserts and cooked vegetables, virtually calorie-free. Limes are a low glycemic fruit that also contains the … [Read more...]

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Lemon

What could be more sunny than a slice of fresh lemon? These tangy-tart fruits are cultivated in tropical and temperate climates around the world, lending zest to a myriad of global dishes. In addition to providing vitamin C, these low glycemic fruits also contain cholesterol-lowering terpenes, plus liminoids and limonene and may help to alkalize the body. Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,225 … [Read more...]

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Tangerines

Tangerines have been grown and enjoyed for more than 4,000 years. These easy-peel vitamin C rich fruits are the most common mandarin variety found in the United States. Tangerines have rough skin, sweet flesh and are freshest from November through June. Along with vitamin C, tangerines also contain phytonutrients called liminoids. Glycemic Index=42 Glycemic Load=5 Antioxidant Score … [Read more...]

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Grapefruit

Remember the "grapefruit diet"? New research indicates this sunny fruit offers much more than weight loss benefits. Grapefruit is a low glycemic food and an excellent source of youth-promoting vitamin C. And if you opt for pink-fleshed varieties, you'll also get two important cancer-fighters: beta-carotene and lycopene. But that's not the end of this juicy fruit's powers. The soluble fiber … [Read more...]

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Oranges

Oranges are the most popular citrus fruit and are believed to have originated in Southeast Asia. A culinary staple used in everything from sauces and marinades to salads and seafood dishes, oranges pack a nutritional punch. Along with vitamin C, oranges also provide flavonoids, soluble fiber and glutathione. Glycemic Index=42 Glycemic Load=5 Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,819 … [Read more...]

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Mandarin Oranges

Mandarin oranges are a loose-skinned orange category that including clementine, dancy, satsuma and tangerine varieties. The most common mandarin found in the United States is the tangerine, named for the city of Tangier, Morocco. Along with vitamin C, mandarin oranges also contain phytonutrients called liminoids. Glycemic Index=42 Glycemic Load=5 Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,620 … [Read more...]

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