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Agriculture 2013, 3(1), 170-187; doi:10.3390/agriculture3010170

Potential Nutritional Benefits of Current Citrus Consumption

1 Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA 2 Western Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA, 430 W Health Sciences Drive, Davis, CA 95616, USA
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Received: 30 November 2012 / Revised: 1 February 2013 / Accepted: 17 February 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013
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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.
Keywords: citrus; vitamin C; vitamin A; carotenoid; flavonoid; limonoid; health; human citrus; vitamin C; vitamin A; carotenoid; flavonoid; limonoid; health; human
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