In winter, they offer energy, and in summer, we eat them every chance we get. Citruses are a healthy must-have every day of the year! For a daily dose of vitamins from these fruit, especially during the cold season, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Enjoy them as is: Citruses contain the nutrients needed to stay healthy. In addition to being a good source of fibre and vitamin C, these fruits are also full of antioxidants. To help your body get all the benefits that citrus fruit have to offer, press them for fresh juice or eat them whole, in segments.
- To wash, or not to wash? That is the question. If you’re planning to use the zest in a recipe, it’s best to wash the peel with a brush, under running water, or to choose organic fruit that are free of pesticides.
- Preserve them: Citruses keep at room temperature for a week. They offer more juice when stored this way. To make them last longer, keep them in the fridge. Did you know that you can freeze the juice and zest of citruses? Do this to have some on hand all year long, and use it to elevate any recipe!