All citrus fruits pack a lot of nutrition into a bright and beautiful package. Here’s a look at lemons and oranges, and the differences between them.
This luscious sorbet can be made without an ice cream maker. It lights up with the fragrant tang of Meyer lemon, with a soft kiss of mint for a fresh contrast. It’s the ideal way to cool down on [...]
Classic lemon loaf goes vegan in this recipe, but you'll want to make this delicious recipe for the taste alone. It's full of luscious lemon, and topped with a glaze you'll drizzle over it.
Orange and spice go together perfectly – that sweet tang balances out the bite of the spices. This layer cake adds a luscious vegan cream cheese frosting to lower the calorie and fat content [...]
This dish is wonderfully flavorful, and impressive enough for guests. It’s also comes together in about a half hour in one single skillet – making it the perfect dinner anytime. Oranges come [...]
Healthy meals are easy to plan for – but healthy snacks? It’s not as challenging (or boring!) as you might think. With a little forethought and a few ingredients, you can make nutritious snacks [...]
Lemons, oranges, mandarins and other citrus fruits are rich in many nutrients. They are also packed with flavonoids, which have a whole range of beneficial properties - and they may be able to [...]
Indoors or outdoors, grilling fish brings out a uniquely rich flavor. This version uses both orange and lemon along with fresh herbs to add taste and a delicious aroma.
An old favorite gets a new spin with the addition of orange. Luscious strawberries and sweet oranges combine in our shortcake recipe, enhanced with a hint of spice. It’s the perfect way to evoke [...]
The combination of lemon and raspberry is perfect for baking. This luscious tart uses the smooth goodness of lemon curd, with curls of raspberry puree to add color and taste. With a lemon-kissed [...]
A combination of sweet and spicy flavors light up these burgers, served with Limoneira® navel orange ginger chipotle mayo. This recipe turns burgers into fare for family, friends, and company [...]
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“At Limoniera, we know that good health and maintaining balance continues to be important to all of us, and that produce and citrus can be critical to this balance,” says Harold Edwards, President and CEO of Limoneria. “We understand that people are busy and looking for solutions that are easy to incorporate into their busy lives, and the Nature’s Pharmacy app does just that. Limoneira is proud to be a leader in educating consumers about how to eat their way to optimum health naturally.”
We’ve cross-tabulated 55 health concerns including the need to increase good cholesterol, prevent cardiovascular disease or ease insomnia, as well as desired outcomes, including improving energy levels or reducing wrinkles, with 74 fruits and vegetables. All of these foods, which can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores, contain 12 essential vitamins and 11 essential minerals that address these concerns or help with desired outcomes. By selecting a concern or outcome, the app then generates foods in the produce aisle that can help consumers achieve their health goals.
“Nature’s Pharmacy and Take a Healthy Stand are important components of the Food as Medicine movement taking hold nationwide,” said Megan Roosevelt, a Limoneira nutritionist and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl®. “Food as Medicine maintains that fresh, healthy produce such as lemons can help avoid an expensive and perhaps less effective trip to the grocery department’s supplement aisle.”
This app is just one of several educational platforms to be launched as part of our Take a Healthy Stand™ platform, which showcases the many ways that citrus and produce can play a role in helping to alleviate serious health issues as well as enhancing personal appearance and wellbeing. The foundation underpinning our Take A Healthy Stand™ educational campaign is consumer-friendly messaging supported by research by the Institute of National Health and other objective organizations.
Certain diet and lifestyle factors can speed up the aging process which may have a negative effect on your health and physical appearance. For example, oxidative damage from the build-up of free radicals speeds up the aging process which can result in wrinkles, age spots, dryness and decreased skin elasticity. The National Institute of Health has published research studies that have demonstrated that antioxidants may help slow aging and improve skin health. One simple way to consume more antioxidants and prevent aging is to consume lemons. Both the peel and juice are rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that also supports collagen production which important for skin elasticity and skin health. The pectin in lemon rind can also help with weight loss. Lemons also contain limonene which is used in cosmetics and also in a range of other items, such as fragrance and bath products.
Continued emerging research published in the National Institute of Health reveals that what you eat – and don’t eat – may help prevent certain types of cancers. For example, LEMON juice successfully inhibits the growth of several types of cancer cells. Hesperidin and d-limonene (plant Compounds found in LEMONS) have both been shown to have cancer-preventing properties.
Diet and lifestyle both play a huge role in heart disease prevention. Studies published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism have shown that hesperidin and diosmin (plant compounds in LEMONS) have been found to help lower cholesterol. It has also been demonstrated that walking and eating lemons every day is associated with a decrease in blood pressure.