I find it somewhat amazing that encased in thick, pebbly skins you can find such bright, juicy, glorious bursting fruit! It's like a hit of sunshine for those of us stuck in cold, blustery parts of the world this time of year.
Antioxidants. Vitamin C. Good source of fiber. Fat free. Cholesterol free. Sodium free. Help in reducing the risk of heart disease. Folate. Potassium. Phytochemicals. YUP, citrus fruits are/do all of these things. And of course, they prevent scurvy.
So reach into those trees...those market bins...those citrus groves...and let's head into the kitchen with Tessa and fight a little scurvy this week. What will you make with the fruits from this versatile family? A bright, clean salad perhaps? Or maybe you're in the mood for dessert. Flavoring some meat is a good idea. Or perhaps a refreshing beverage or cocktail is in order. Use the juice, the rind, the zest, the oils in getting fruity this week. I say yes to all of those options!
I can't wait to see what everybody comes up with this week. Aaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhh!
Make and post your Fight Scurvy - Eat Citrus! post by Sunday, March 4th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
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If you missed the Lighten Up! theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought! Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Tessa Kiros right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!
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