Celebrate The Season With Summer Citrus

FOWLER, Calif., – School’s out, and summer celebrations are in! Fortunately for consumers, summer citrus varieties can help keep the whole family satisfied without compromising taste.

“With the 4th of July holiday right around the corner, families are looking for healthy, tasty snacks to provide to their children during their holiday celebrations,” stated Bee Sweet Citrus Director of Communications Monique Bienvenue. “Citrus fruits, such as lemons, mandarins and oranges are extremely versatile and are perfect for summer barbeques and other seasonal gatherings.” 

Cholesterol and fat free – lemons, mandarins and oranges can be used in a number of ways. Oranges and mandarins make great toppings for parfaits and salads, while lemon juice can act as a healthy substitute for heavy salad dressings. From baked goods to main entrees, citrus fruits can add the perfect amount of flavor to just about any dish. 

“If parents are looking for healthy alternatives to junk food, there are many citrus-themed recipes they can try that are not only healthy, but incredibly tasty too,” continued Bienvenue. “On a hot summer day, they can indulge in iced tea with lemon infused ice cubes, or even top a parfait with a few mandarin segments. The opportunities are limitless!” 

At less than 50 calories per serving, mandarins, lemons and oranges are exceptionally healthy and are a great source of vitamin C and fiber. The perfect on-the-go snack, these citrus fruits are perfect for a fun weekend at home or a holiday trip! 

For more information about seasonal varieties and recipes, visit Bee Sweet’s website at www.beesweetcitrus.com 

A grower, packer and shipper of California citrus, Bee Sweet Citrus is an emerging leader in today’s agriculture industry. Founded in 1987, Bee Sweet Citrus is a family owned and operated company, and provides over 15 different varieties of citrus to its consumers! Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Bee Sweet is focused on innovation, sustainability and customer satisfaction. 

Source: Bee Sweet Citrus