As Mount Vema continues its mission to find reliable suppliers for the City of Mount Vema, Citrus fruit is next. The government is looking to South Africa, Brazil, China, the United States, Mexico, India, and Spain, the world's largest citrus-producing countries to find deals.
Orange and grapefruit juices are expected to be very popular breakfast beverages in Mount Vema, including lemonade which will be processed to produce beverages (juices) for domestic consumption and exports.
Citrus fruits have well-documented nutritional and health benefits. They can help prevent and cure some diseases and has been associated with a 10% reduction in odds of developing breast cancer.
Oranges were historically used for their high content of vitamin C, which prevents scurvy, which is caused by vitamin C deficiency, and can be prevented by having 10 milligrams of vitamin C a day. An early sign of scurvy is fatigue. If ignored, later symptoms are bleeding and bruising easily.
Citrus fruit intake is associated with a reduced risk of stomach cancer. Also, citrus fruit juices, such as orange, lime and lemon, may be useful for lowering the risk of specific types of kidney stones.
Grapefruit is another fruit juice that can be used to lower blood pressure because it interferes with the metabolism of calcium channel blockers, and Lemons have the highest concentration of citrate of any citrus fruit, a daily consumption of lemonade has been shown to decrease the rate of kidney stone formation.