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Food is Medicine: The Benefits of Citrus Fruit

Food is Medicine: The Benefits of Citrus Fruit

The following information was provided by our partner, Melissa’s Produce.

The old saying says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While that may be true, fresh winter and spring citrus offers an equal assortment of good-for-you nutrients in a vibrant, ripe and juicy package!

With citrus season in full swing, take charge of your health by turning your shopping list into a prescription for the natural goodness of fresh citrus. Enjoyed in meals, snacks or drinks, turn food into medicine with our fresh selection of sweet and tart seasonal fruit.

Not sure where to start? We bet that you likely have what you need in your kitchen already. Check out the health benefits of a few of our favorite, and most common citrus fruits.


  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Reduces Cellulite
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Enhances Hair Health and Skin Appearance
Sliced Grapefruit


  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Increases Iron Absorption
Sliced Lime


  • Boosts Immune System
  • Detoxifies the Body
  • Increases Blood Circulation
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate, Potassium and Fiber
Sliced Orange
Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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