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Potential Nutritional Benefits of Current Citrus Consumption

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Author(s): Tami Turner | Betty J. Burri

Journal: Agriculture (Basel)
ISSN 2077-0472

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 170;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: citrus | vitamin C | vitamin A | carotenoid | flavonoid | limonoid | health | human

ABSTRACT
Citrus contains nutrients and phytochemicals that may be beneficial for health. We collected citrus production and consumption data and estimated the amount of these compounds that are consumed. We then compared the amounts of citrus and citrus-derived compounds used in studies that suggest a health benefit to the amounts typically found in citrus. Data is scarce, but suggests that citrus consumption might improve indices of antioxidant status, and possibly cardiovascular health and insulin sensitivity.
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