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June 19th, 2014
13 Types of Citrus Fruit


Citrus fruits originated in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia. They are acidic and the seeds of the fruit are covered with juicy yet bitter fruit segments. They range in color from bright yellow to orange and green. They’re good for us and delicious to eat.

Thirteen Types of Citrus Fruits


1. Lemon

2. Grapefruit

3. Mandarin

4. Tangelo

5. Lime

6. Clementine

7. Satsuma

8. Kumquat

9. Orange

10. Pomelo – has white flesh

11. Naartje – in China this is known as a seedless mandarin. This is the Afrikaans name for the fruit.

12. Shaddock – has white flesh and a green to yellow skin

13. Tangerine

I like all citrus fruit and gravitate toward lemon desserts. My husband can’t eat grapefruit because it clashes with his medication.

Do you like citrus fruit?

25 comments to “13 Types of Citrus Fruit”

  1. I eat way to much but love it

  2. At least citrus fruits are good for you.

  3. Never heard of, let alone tasted, #7, 10, 11 and 12. Right now I’m eating cherries and wonder where they came from.

  4. I love cherries. I had to use Google to check out some of the citrus varieties.

  5. I’m not familiar with 4,6,7,11 and 12; will google them. My fave on your list is 13.

  6. We get a lot of tangelos. They’re very juicy and difficult to peel.

  7. Just when I thought I’d had every kind out there, you introduce me to some more.

  8. I know. Who knew there were so many different varieties.

  9. I like some citrus fruit, but don’t lean toward them for desserts! I’mall about the chocolate!


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  10. I like chocolate too. I think if you ask most people they’ll choose one or the other.

  11. #11 and #12 are the only ones I’ve never heard of before. Interesting.

    I too tend to gravitate towards the lemon desserts like lemon meringue pie. Or lemon bars..unless chocolate is a choice, then it’s always chocolate. lol

  12. Lemon desserts are delicious! Very refreshing.

  13. Yum! I’m a fan of citrus!


  14. Me too :)

  15. I’m partial to limes. Only because they are a great ingredient in key lime pie and margaritas;)

  16. And mojitos!

  17. Trust you!

  18. Yes, to Key Lime Pie, especially if it comes on a stick.

  19. I used to love Kumquats but they have become hard to find here.

    Also, oranges, tangerines and grapefruit now make my ears itch badly so I stopped eating them. Apparently I have some kind of sensitivity to them.

  20. Itchy ears would be horrid. It’s probably something to do with the acid.

  21. What Paige said, LOL. I like some citrus (hate grapefruit), but can only consume limited amounts due to their acidity. My T13: Arboretum Walk No. 1

  22. Grapefruit upsets my hubby’s medicine, yet other citrus fruits are okay.

  23. Hmm well you had me until 10, 11 and 12! I’ve either not heard of them or not tried them. I’ve seen Pomelo at the store though. Will have to try it some time :)

  24. I had to Google them :)

  25. Great list! I love grapefruit, but I have the same issue as your husband. I miss it so. I make up for it with other acidic fruits. Thank you for sharing.

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