Looking to give a healthy gift to someone or improve your own health? Take a look at 3 great reasons why you should create and share fresh citrus fruit baskets.
Fruit baskets, including citrus fruit baskets, have been around for a long time, and are always welcomed by the recipient as a surprising, fun and healthy gift. Why are citrus gift baskets a great gift? Continue reading below for three reasons why citrus fruit baskets make a perfect gift.
1. Fruit Baskets Are Delicious
The first reason to send a friend or loved one a fruit basket is almost a no-brainer: they are delicious! Unlike the oranges and apples you typically find at the supermarket, the fruit that goes into these baskets is top quality. The fruit is usually juicy, flavorful, and perfect for either eating by hand or incorporating into citrus recipes. Here's more tips on how to make a fruit basket.
What's more, fruit is almost universally enjoyed. With the exception of just a few demographics - diehard junk food devotees, for example, or picky preschoolers -- everyone loves fruit. In these modern times when it seems like everyone and his brother have a food allergy, a particular sensitivity, or a special diet, you can always rely on fruit.
2. Fruit Baskets Bring Good Health Right To Your Door
Another major reason that people enjoy eating fruit, besides its taste, is the powerful nutritional punch it packs. All fruits are good for your health, but of course, some are better for you than others.
Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, kumquats, and Meyer lemons are a staple of fruit baskets for a number of reasons: they don't bruise easily as other fruits do, they are greatly appreciated by northerners during the wintertime, and they are highly nutritious.
Citrus is known for being high in Vitamin C. In addition, it contains plentiful B vitamins, such as thiamine and folate. Grapefruit can reduce insulin resistance. Lemons can help lower blood pressure and treat kidney stones. And the ever-popular orange helps to increase iron absorption and prevent anemia.
3. Sending a Fruit Basket Shows That You Care
A citrus fruit basket is a timeless gift, a gesture that shows you are thinking about the recipient and wish them well. They are appropriate presents for just about any and every occasion: a birthday or anniversary gift, the birth or adoption of a child, meeting a milestone like graduating college, achieving professional success, or buying a first home.
If you're a small business owner, sending fruit baskets to colleagues or clients is a thoughtful way to earn respect and admiration in your community.
Who Do You Want To Send A Fruit Basket To?
By now, your mouth is probably watering at the thought of delicious and nutritious citrus fruit baskets. Maybe it's a good idea to create several fruit baskets - one to have delivered to a family member, friend, or business associate, and another to keep for yourself!
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