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More to C in Citrus
Citrus fruits (oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes and grapefruits) have a famous place in nutrition science.
In 1747, in the first ever clinical trial, citrus fruits were shown to reverse signs of scurvy in sailors. It was not until the 1930s that it was discovered this was due to their rich vitamin C content.
Today, we know there is a lot more to citrus fruits than vitamin C.
All citrus fruits contain fibre, essential mirconutrients like folate and potassium, and they are one of the richest sources of flavonoids, a class of plant bioactives. It is this unique, whole food package that is thought to work synergistically to deliver important health benefits, including immune support, brain health, and heart health.
Did you know?
Citrus fruits contain the plant bioactives hesperidin and naringenin. These are thought to have important health properties and are not commonly found in other foods.
With new infectious diseases, and cold and flu viruses spreading, nutrition for immunity is a hot topic. There is lots of interest, emerging research, but also, myths, and misconceptions.
Learn about the evidence for citrus fruits and why their unique nutrition package can have an important, evidenced-based role in immune support.
Did you know that in large prospective cohort studies, citrus fruits have one of the strongest protective associations for ischemic stroke of all fruit and vegetable types?
Understand how the unique nutrition package of citrus fruits can benefit heart health through many mechanisms of action.
Catch a recording of the webinar: Is citrus the forgotten affordable superfood?
In this fasinating webinar, you’ll join Professor Linda Tapsell, a leading expert in nutrition & dietetics, and Dr Emma Beckett, a food scientist & media personality, as they explore the science of food synergy, bioactives, and the contemporary role of citrus in health.
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