what are the functions of citrus fruits?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Vit C which prevents a whole list of diseases as well as antioxidants which prevent disease and citrus fruit juice can help burn fat.

  • 1 decade ago

    Citrus, common name for several related evergreen trees and shrubs of the rue family, and generally for the fruits they produce, including the citron, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, shaddock (or pomelo), tangerine, and bergamot (a pear-shaped orange). Native to Southeast Asia, the plants are characterized by winglike appendages on the leaf stalks, white or purplish flowers, and fruit (classified scientifically as a kind of berry) with a spongy or leathery rind and a juicy pulp divided in sections. The leaves, flowers, and rind of the fruit abound in volatile oil and emit a sharp fragrance. Many citrus plants have thorny branches.

    Most species of citrus cannot withstand frost, and their cultivation is restricted to warm climates. The plants' resistance is increased somewhat, however, by grafting to hardier stock, and semihardy hybrids and varieties have been developed. Many species are now cultivated in all warm climates for their fruit. World production of citrus fruits is increasing. At the beginning of the 21st century it was about 104 million metric tons—an increase of 35 percent since 1990.

    Scientific classification: Citrus plants belong to the family Rutaceae. They constitute the genus Citrus.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Citrus is most commonly thought of as a good source of vitamin C. However, like most other whole foods, citrus fruits also contain an impressive list of other essential nutrients, including both glycaemic and non-glycaemic carbohydrate (sugars and fibre), potassium, folate, calcium, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and a variety of phytochemicals. In addition, citrus contains no fat.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The functions of fruits to plants is protecting the seeds.

    for human contains vitamin C

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  • 1 decade ago

    Vitamin C

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the best is,they prevent us from constipation.

    all fruits just not contain vitamin C,

    but they are also help us as fibre.

    but dont take them too much,

    ...dangerous.

  • 1 decade ago

    citrus frits provide us with natural sugar fructose,

    vitamin c prevents us from scurvy, loosening of gums, protect us from common cold reduce our cholestrol level, provide us with sodium,pottassium necessary for blood circulation.

  • 1 decade ago

    provides vitamin c which prevents scurvy

    also they make marmalade

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