Citrus fruits are one of the most cultivated fruits in the
world, thanks to their high nutritional value, mainly in
vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Among the main citrus fruits we can find the orange,
persian lime, lemon, grapefruit and tangerine.
Citrus fruits are produced almost all over the world, thanks to the fact that the necessary conditions for their cultivation are relatively easy to find.
Mexico ranks fourth in citrus fruit producers, only behind Brazil, China and the United States.
Although citrus fruit can be grown almost anywhere in the world, FAO data suggest that around 79% of this type of fruit is produced in the Northern Hemisphere.
This happens thanks to the fact that the warm conditions are ideal for the cultivation of citrus fruits, and although its cultivation is also possible in cold climates, it requires special attention.
Although about 80 percent of all citrus fruits are produced in the Northern Hemisphere, Brazil is the world's largest producer, despite being in the Southern Hemisphere.
India is positioned as the fifth largest citrus producer in the world, but it leads in the production of lemons; Brazil the one for oranges; China in tangerines; and the United States in grapefruits.
The production of citrus fruits in Mexico reaches almost 7 million tons annually, with oranges representing about 65 percent of the total.