A Citrus Rainbow in the Gray of Winter...
It's turning out to be a gray and very soggy Winter this year but fortunately, we have a Citrus Rainbow in the store! We have so many fantastic varieties of Citrus in the store now including:
Cara Cara Oranges
The timing couldn't be better as this Winter seems to have brought more than its fair share of cold and flu viruses!
Citrus is one of the best and easiest ways to get your daily 'shot' of Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, phytonutrients, Pantothenic Acid (B5), plus many minerals, but it's not always easy to deal with peeling and sectioning the fruit, so why not just drink your citrus!
For less than $30.00, you can produce your own delicious Orange, Mandarin, Grapefruit juice, or a blend of all of them in minutes!
We're talking of course, about a Citrus Juicer! Powerful yet compact, Citrus Juicers can be found online from a variety of the usual sources, are Super-easy to use and easy to clean. Once you begin the Citrus Juicing Habit, there's no turning back! The fresh flavor is incomparable!
Blood and Cara Cara Oranges are in peak season now (December through May). They are rich in Anthocyanins, which are powerful anti-oxidants and are associated with protecting the body from Heart Disease, Cancer and have shown to lower LDLs ("bad" Cholesterol) levels.
Also, Pink Grapefruit, (which is available year-round), is loaded with lycopene, carotenoids and other phytonutrients as well as Vitamin C, A, Pantothenic Acid (B5), plus many minerals!
You can easily make:
Fresh Lime juice or limeade (great for Guacamole and Salsa!)
Blood Orange Juice (it's EXQUISITE for Sangria!)
Pink Grapefruit Juice (you've NEVER had a Bay Breeze or a Greyhound until you have it with Fresh Pink Grapefruit juice!)
Blend them together! It's delicious!
Here's another tip: You can EASILY make zest from the juiced rinds! You can also flatten the rinds and freeze them to save to make zest later!
Of course, every one of these Citrus fruits (and more!) are here at Scotts Valley Market!
Fresh Citrus juices are truly superfoods and are the perfect way to start your morning!
On top of that, it couldn't be easier! It's important to weigh the convenience and the payoff. If you buy a monster juicer but use it infrequently, you're miles ahead with a Citrus Juicer if you use it everyday!
*A point of reference: The Juicer shown here is a Black & Decker but is meant to serve as an example only. Many companies make Citrus Juicers of similar design and often cost less than $30-40, are very powerful and will last for years!