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5 Citrus Fruits to Brighten Your Days

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Whether you’re still trying to unbury yourself from two feet of snow or are just trying to come to terms with the umpteenth grey day in a row, citrus fruits are here for you. The dreariness outside is abated—at least a little bit—by their bright pops of color and vibrant flavors.

We’ll be eating our fair share of oranges, limes, and these 5 other types of citrus, too, until the first signs of spring:

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1) Pomelos: Can a batch of marmalade to enjoy for months to come.

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2) Lemons: Warm up with a bowlful of lemony broccoli soup.

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3) Buddha's Hand: Zest these and sprinkle with reckless abandon.

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4) Oroblancos: Juice them, and enjoy straight up or in a cocktail.

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5) Finger Limes: Use the pulp in a vinaigrette for a burst of flavor with every bite.

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