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5 reasons to include more citrus fruits in your routine

Monday April 15th, 2024

Did you know that Brazil is one of the largest exporters of citrus fruits in the world, coming right after China? According to the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), the country has favorable climatic conditions for the cultivation of these fruits, such as oranges, lemons, tangerines, and limes, in various regions, with the state of São Paulo being the largest national producer.

The Frutas do Brasil project — an internationalization program promoted by the Brazilian Association of Fruit and Fruit Derivatives Producers Exporters (Abrafrutas) in partnership with the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (ApexBrasil) — has more than 35 participants who produce and export citrus fruits. For this reason, we have separated 5 reasons to include more citrus fruits in your routine. Check them out below:

  • Source of vitamin C: Citrus fruits are known for being rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient to strengthen the immune system, promote skin health, and aid in iron absorption.
  • Promote hydration: Many citrus fruits, such as oranges and tangerines, have a high water content, making them an excellent option to keep the body hydrated, especially on hot days.
  • Rich in antioxidants: Citrus fruits contain antioxidants like flavonoids, which help fight the damage of free radicals in the body, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting cardiovascular health.
  • Aid in digestion: The fiber present in citrus fruits, such as those found in grapefruits and lemons, can help in digestion, prevent constipation, and promote a healthy intestinal transit.
  • Low calorie content: Citrus fruits are generally low in calories and contain insignificant amounts of saturated fat, making them a healthy option for those looking to maintain or lose weight.

Brazilian citrus fruits are internationally recognized for their quality and variety, contributing to Brazil’s strong presence in the global fruit market. Additionally, the country invests in technology and advanced agricultural practices to increase productivity and the quality of exported products, consolidating its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of citrus fruits.

Incorporating citrus fruits into your daily diet can bring a series of health benefits, as well as adding color and refreshing flavor to your meals.

To learn about the citrus fruit producers participating in the Frutas do Brasil project, click here and select the desired fruit.

About Frutas do Brasil

Abrafrutas (Brazilian Association of Fruit and Derivatives Producers and Exporters), in partnership with ApexBrasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), is committed to promoting the growth of Brazilian exporters. This project aims to expand its business, open new markets, highlight Brazilian fruits’ qualities and encourage the consumption of high-quality and tasty fruits. Currently, 63 export companies in the Brazilian fruit sector participate in Frutas do Brasil, achieving partial results exceeding USD 500 million in exports. To be part of the project, you only need to be a producer and register on the website by clicking here.

About Abrafrutas

The Brazilian Association of Producers and Exporters of Fruit and Derivatives (Abrafrutas) is a non-profit association whose purpose is to represent and promote Brazilian fruit growing in the international market. Created in 2014, Abrafrutas has approximately 70 associated fruit exporters and holds approximately 85% of the total volume of fresh fruit exported by Brazil.

About ApexBrasil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. In order to achieve its goals, ApexBrasil carries out several trade promotion initiatives aimed at promoting Brazilian products and services abroad, such as prospective and trade missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major international fairs, visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, among other business platforms that also aim at strengthening the Brazil brand.


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