Citrus fruits include lemons, limes, clementines, oranges, grapefruits, kumquats, mandarin oranges, minneolas, pomelos, satsumas, uglis, tangelos and tangerines. These fruits all have a high acidic content within them.Continue Reading
The high acidic content is indicative of the vitamin C that is present in all citrus fruits. Vitamin C, in combination with the strong flavonoids and antioxidants in the fruit, help make citrus fruits a beneficial addition to a healthy diet. According to the Dairy Council of California, these beneficial properties boost the immune system, help to reduce bad cholesterol and have the potential to help reduce cancer causing agents in the body, such as free-radicals. The Vitamin C that is present in citrus fruits also helps with the absorption of iron into the body by binding with it to make it more digestible.
Once picked, citrus fruits have a long shelf-life. They can be left at room temperature for one to two weeks, and in a crisping drawer of a refrigerator can last between six to eight weeks. They also work as a natural preservative to other fruits and food items, such as guacamole. When citrus fruits are squeezed onto other fruits, especially apples, the fruit will not brown as easily or quickly.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Citrus fruits, such as lemons, oranges or grapefruits, possess a characteristic tartness due to their high levels of citric acid, with a pH between 1.8 and 3.3. Alternatively, melons such as the honeydew, fall closer to the middle of the scale with pH levels between 6.00 and 6.67.Full Answer >
Fruits that contain high amounts of acid include sour apples, oranges, lemons, limes and tangerines. Some other acidic fruits include raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries. Sour pineapples, plums, grapefruits and grapes also contain significant amounts of acid.Full Answer >
Some sour fruits are lemons, limes and kumquats. These fruits are known as citrus fruits, which are acidic fruits with juicy pulp, stippled rinds and high amounts of vitamin C.Full Answer >
There are many fruits, such as avocados, grapefruits, lemons and limes, that are not naturally sweet. These fruits contain a lower amount of fructose than sweeter fruits.Full Answer >