Are you planting a tree for Arbor Day? Why not consider planting a tree that not only benefits the environment, but also promotes healthy living? Patio, or dwarf trees such as Meyer lemon or Satsuma mandarin are cold-hardy, easy to plant, and can be grown indoors or out making them perfect for all types of climates, year-round. Both provide a number of vitamins and supplements along with pleasant aromas and can be used in a variety of recipes, drinks or eaten right off the tree!
Meyer Lemons are a hybrid of a lemon and mandarin and provide health benefits including Vitamin C for immunity health & antioxidants which are believed to protect against the aging process, heart disease & cancer. Lemons are also known to be a source for relieving stress and anxiety by promoting calmness. In all, Meyer lemons contain 1 g of dietary fiber, 1 g of protein, 19% of the daily recommended Vitamin C, as well as, 1% of the daily recommended Calcium.
Satsuma mandarins are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and are an excellent source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. In addition, they contain 2% of the daily recommended Vitamin A, 6% Thiamin (Vitamin B1), 8% Folate, 2% Pantothenic Acid, as well as many other vitamins and nutrients.
Well? What are you waiting for! Dig in and start planting your way to healthier living today. Happy Arbor Day from your friends at Valley Naturals!
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.