Examples of citrus fruits are oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits.

Each person in the US eats about 12 ½ pounds of citrus fruit each year.

Citrus fruits are one of the few fruits that ripen after they are picked.

An orange tree can live for over 100 years and a single tree might have over 60,000 flowers, but only 1% of those flowers will turn into a fruit.

Grapefruits got their name because they grow in clusters, like grapes.

If you have just ½ of a grapefruit, you can get 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement. That's one powerful fruit!

Remember to eat your citrus in its whole form, rather than as juice, so you can get good fiber into your body!

Root Vegetables

Root vegetables include:

  • Beet
  • Carrot
  • Ginger
  • Jicama
  • Radish
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnip
  • Yams

Root vegetables have strange names like corms, rhizomes and tubers. To be a root vegetable, it has to pass a test:

  1. It has to grow underground, and;
  2. It has to play a role of a root for a plant by absorbing moisture and nutrients from the ground.

Carrots are native to Europe and South Asia. Did you know that the normal color of a carrot is purple? The orange carrot that we know and love comes from the vegetable changing over time, and as it becomes bright orange, it develops a lot of healthy beta carotene!