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Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA

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Western Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA, 430 W Health Sciences Drive, Davis, CA 95616, USA





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Abstract Citrus contains 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 consumed. We then compared the amounts of citrus and citrus-derived compounds used in studies that suggest a health benefit to the amounts typically found in citrus. Data is scarce, but suggests that citrus consumption might improve indices of antioxidant status, and possibly cardiovascular health and insulin sensitivity. View Full-Text

Keywords: citrus; vitamin C; vitamin A; carotenoid; flavonoid; limonoid; health; human citrus; vitamin C; vitamin A; carotenoid; flavonoid; limonoid; health; human





Author: Tami Turner 1 and Betty J. Burri 2,*

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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