Market varieties of citrus fruits

Yield: 1 servings

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Yellow-green and oval shaped, it is 6-9 inches long, with rough skin and a small amount of acid pulp. It is grown for its peel, which is candied.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %%%%% GRAPEFRUIT, POMELO %%%%% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Ranges in color from pale yellow to russet to bronze; large, roundish fruit that grows in clusters. The pulp may be yellow or pink. The fruit is not native to or well known in the citrus growing countries of Europe but is America's gift to the world. It is thought to be a mutation of the shaddock and probably originated in the West Indies.

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%%%%% KUMQUAT %%%%%

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Smallest of the citrus fruits, orange in color; oblong or round in shape, from 1-¼ to 1-½ inches in diameter, depending on the variety. Used for ornamentation as well as in cookery.

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%%%%% LEMON %%%%%

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Yellow and oval shaped, it is 3 to 5 inch long and very sour.

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%%%%% LIME %%%%%

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Green and deep yellow in color with a smooth, thin skin, it is lemon shaped but smaller in size; very acid.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %%%%% ORANGE, SWEET + SOUR %%%%% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% The rind is orange while the flesh colors range from light orange to deep red. Because the rind tends to take on a greenish tinge late in the season, artificial coloring is sometimes added. Some 200 varieties of oranges, the vast majority of them sweet, are grown in the United States.

Origin: Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, Volume 3.

Shared by: Sharon Stevens, Dec/95.

Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 12-13-95

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