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Latest Florida Department of Citrus Stories

2014-01-07 08:33:03

Florida Department of Citrus and Food Network Star Aarti Sequeira join forces; help Americans explore taste adventures in their own kitchens with zesty grapefruit-infused recipes BARTOW, Fla., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed with insights from a savvy celebrity chef, a home kitchen is the perfect place for a new taste adventure - especially for people seeking new culinary experiences as they approach retirement or adjust to a household without children....

2013-03-05 12:33:32

BARTOW, Fla., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooking enthusiasts turn to Florida citrus to add a burst of sunshine to recipes during winter months and now, they can put their culinary creativity to the test and win prizes in the Just Add OJ Culinary Contest and the Juicy Scoop Recipe Photo Contest sponsored by The Florida Department of Citrus. To enter, participants simply need to create a recipe that calls for 100 percent orange juice (for the Just Add OJ Culinary Contest), or 100 percent...

2011-11-01 09:13:00

BARTOW, Fla., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans have been enjoying the great taste of orange juice for decades, and now research suggests they may turn to this refreshing beverage for how it makes them feel. A new study from the Florida Department of Citrus found drinking orange juice actually made participants feel positive, carefree and rejuvenated.(1) Through a patented research process designed to reveal unconscious emotions, consumers shared their thoughts and feelings about...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One-hundred percent grapefruit juice - a dieter's friend? A new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, concluded that enjoying a pre-meal snack of grapefruit, grapefruit juice or water as part of a reduced-calorie diet can be part of an effective weight loss strategy for obese adults.(1) Researchers at Vanderbilt University found that obese adults who consumed half a grapefruit, about a half-cup (4.5 ounces) of 100 percent grapefruit...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

BARTOW, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange juice may do more for your diet and overall health than you may think, according to seven new studies presented this week at Experimental Biology (EB) 2011. A new study suggests that adults who drink 100 percent orange juice tend to have better overall diet quality, higher intake of key nutrients and less risk of being overweight than adults who don't drink orange juice. (1) Additionally, the research suggests that children who drink...

2010-12-08 07:07:00

BARTOW, Fla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking orange juice every day may have important heart health benefits. A recent study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming about two cups of 100 percent orange juice every day for one month significantly lowered diastolic blood pressure among men who were slightly overweight, but otherwise healthy.(1) Improvements also were seen in other indicators of cardiovascular health, notably better...

2010-11-10 15:16:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida orange juice unveils its partnership with entertainment journalist Nancy O'Dell just as CBS Television Distribution announced she will serve as the new co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight in 2011 after Mary Hart's final season. Florida orange juice has teamed up with the celebrity mom as she launches her Album of Hope Initiative with Creative Memories to inspire families to make the most of their mornings. O'Dell will offer a glimpse...

2010-01-19 07:00:00

LAKELAND, Fla., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of American adults revealed that while most feel knowledgeable when it comes to heart health, many do not put their knowledge into practice.(1) In fact, 81 percent of respondents reported feeling well-informed about ways to maintain heart health and almost nine out of 10 knew they could help reduce the risk of heart disease by exercising and maintaining a healthy diet. Despite this understanding, they failed to make the best food...