A Tangy List of Most Consumed Citrus Fruits Around the World
Zesty and fresh, this list of most consumed citrus fruits will leave you craving some tangy fruits.
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Tangy Citrusy Fruits
Can you smell the fresh, lemony fragrance in your mind just by looking at this picture? Citrus fruits are more than just lemons and limes. Let us take a look at some of the most consumed citrus fruits around the world.
Citrus fruits belong to the genus Rutaceae. Most of the plants in this genus are native to East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, and Australia. The Arab, Portuguese and Genoese traders introduced citrus varieties to Mediterranean region.
Most Consumed Citrus Fruits Around the World
The main aspect of the state of Florida are Florida oranges. The main reason is Florida oranges are juicier than oranges elsewhere. You can get 100% orange juice from a freshly squeezed Florida orange.
Tangelo is a hybrid variety of the Mandarin and grapefruit/pomelo. It has more tangy taste. It is usually used to make desserts, juices, jams, marmalades, and sauces.
Lemon is an integral part of Indian cuisine as well as culture. Globally, its pulp as well as rind are used for cooking and baking purposes. It also has non-culinary uses such as cleaning. Lemon juice is popular all over the world during summer.
A cross between orange and pomelo, grapefruit is a sour to semisweet, kind of bitter fruit. It is usually eaten at breakfast and was once called as the 'Forbidden Fruit' of Barbados.
Pomelo is the largest citrus fruit of the Rutaceae family. It appears like a grapefruit. There are two kinds of pomelo: the sweeter kind with white flesh and the sour variety with pinkish flesh.
A fruit native to China and Southeast Asia, Kafir Lime has many uses apart from cooking. It is a good detoxifier, helps in digestion and improves oral health. The essential oil extracted from Kaffir lime helps as a stress reliver and insect repellent.
The blood colored flesh of this citrus fruit makes it unique. It has a sour taste and often used for tropical desserts and juices.
Tangerine came from Tangier in Morocco. They are smaller and have more of an elongated shape as compared to oranges. They are sweeter in taste and often used for baking, desserts, and juices.
Aren't you craving for a citrus fruit right now? There are many varieties of citrus fruits consumed around the world. What type or variety of citrus fruit is commonly consumed in your country?