Citrus fruits are important but many people underrated its importance until coronavirus (COVID-19) starts spreading. It was recommended by many doctors to consume citrus fruits to strengthen your immune system. What are Citrus Fruits? Are they available in Pakistan? What are the benefits of Citrus fruits? All these questions are answered in this blog. You are reading our mushwarah and here is everything you wanna know about citrus fruits in Pakistan.
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What Are Citrus Fruits?
Citrus Fruits are the fruits that grow on flowering trees and shrubs. They have leathery skin and inside that skin are juicy segments that you can eat after peeling the outer skin. Citrus Fruits include Oranges, Mandarins, Grape Fruits, Lemons, Lime and so on.
Benefits of Citrus Fruits:
Citrus fruits have many benefits some of them are given below
- Citrus fruits are rich in vitamins.
- They make your immune system strong.
- These fruits also protect you from heart and kidney disease.
- They are low in calories and rich in fibers.
Production of Citrus Fruits In Pakistan:
Pakistan is an agricultural country and therefore produces high-quality crops. The fruits and vegetables produced in Pakistan are rich in flavor and have a unique aroma. Citrus fruits are also cultivated in Pakistan. The Punjab Province produced more than 90% of citrus fruits. The main citrus fruits that our country produce and export are
- Sweet Orange
Reports showed that Pakistan produces 2.25 million tonnes of citrus fruits in 2018. This indicates that citrus fruits production has been increased since 1969.
Results also showed that Pakistan is the sixteenth country in the list of countries that produced citrus fruits.
Citrus Fruits In Pakistan:
Pakistan produced different varieties of citrus fruits. many varieties are obtained by the process of budding. Let’s read in detail about those citrus fruits produced in Pakistan.
Oranges are the main citrus fruit that is produced in Pakistan. Oranges are beneficial for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and for heart patients. Some people also use orange essential oil for reducing stress and acne. Different varieties of oranges produced in Pakistan are Succri, Mausami, Washington Navel, Jaffa, Red Blood, Ruby Red and Valencia Late.
Mandarin is a small citrus fruit that looks like an orange. It is very famous in Pakistan. People usually eat it plain and sometimes use it for fruit salads. This citrus fruit provides you Vitamin A, B and C. It is rich in fiber and helpful for maintaining a sugar level and blood pressure. Varieties of mandarins produced in Pakistan which are Fewtrells Early and Kinnow.
Grapefruit is another citrus fruit that is mainly export by Pakistan. This fruit looks like an orange but has a different color and it has sour to semi-sweet flavor. Grapefruits are rich in nutrients, it improves your immune system and fights against diabetes. Besides this, it is also helpful for improving heart health. Grapefruits produced in Pakistan are Marsh Seedless, Duncan, Foster and Shamber.
Lemon is a citrus fruit that is commonly used in every house for making drinks or salad. It is helpful for reducing health risks like cancer, kidney stone and heart diseases. This fruit is rich in fiber and vitamin C. Many people also use this for weight loss. Pakistan produces Eureka, Lisbon Lemon and rough Lemon.
Lime is just like lemon but these both are different citrus fruits. Limes are small round and green in color but lemons are yellow and are large and have an oval shape. Lime has a more bitter taste as compared to the lemons. Lime is rich in vitamin C and fiber. It is also helpful for boosting your immune system. Different varieties of lime produced in Pakistan are Kaghzi Lime and Sweet Lime.
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