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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Dietary Modulation of Immune Function and Oxidative Stress

Location: Immunity and Disease Prevention Research Unit

Title: Potential nutritional benefits of current citrus consumption

Authors
item Turner, Tami
item BURRI, BETTY

Submitted to: Agriculture
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: February 16, 2013
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Citation: Turner, T., Burri, B.J. 2013. Potential nutritional benefits of current citrus consumption. Agriculture. 3:170-187. DOI: 10.3390/agriculture3010170.

Interpretive Summary: Citrus contains a variety of nutrients that may have health benefits. We collected citrus production and consumption data and used it to estimate the amount of these nutrients that are currently consumed. We then compared the amount of nutrients found in citrus fruit to the amounts that have been used in studies that show health benefits. Based upon these data, recommendations for citrus consumption and barriers to consumption are discussed.

Technical Abstract: Citrus contains various nutrients and phytochemicals that may be beneficial for health. We collected citrus production and consumption data and estimated the amount of these compounds that are currently consumed. We then compared the amount of citrus and citrus-derived compounds that have been used in studies that suggest a health benefit to the amount typically found in citrus. Based upon these data, recommendations for citrus consumption as well as possible barriers to consumption are discussed.

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