• Hannah Phillips

Orange You Feeling Well? Try Local Citrus...

Fresh fruit, particularly citrus, is the key to boosting your immune system this winter season, according to Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad.

Mr Broad is calling on the people of the Wimmera Mallee and Mildura regions to opt for fresh fruit when battling a cold or flu, rather than dosing up on multivitamins from a jar.

“It’s harvest season for our citrus growers, and you might be surprised to know just how much a fresh Aussie orange will do for your immune system.

“In terms of health benefits Citrus Australia say one Australian orange has almost twice the recommended daily Vitamin C intake, plus citrus is very high in antioxidants.

“The Mallee is home to an array of citrus growers so instead of reaching for a multivitamin support our local growers, shop local and pick yourself up an Australian orange," he said.

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