Get Ready! Florida HoneyBell Season Is Nearly Here!

iStock_000008927556Small (1)Florida HoneyBells are an exceptionally sweet and juicy. Their only disadvantage is their extremely short harvest period. Only available for a few weeks in January, demand is always high for this super sweet but oddly shaped Florida citrus fruit.

A delicious cross between a Dancy Tangerine and Duncan Grapefruit, tangelos were developed in Florida at the turn of the 20th century by Dr. Walter T. Single of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They quickly became known as HoneyBells for their distinctive honey-sweet flavor and unusual shape. Somewhat oblong in shape, Florida HoneyBells are topped by a protruding knob which gives them their characteristic bell-like appearance. Thin-skinned and easy to peel, these Florida citrus fruit are renowned for both their superior sweetness and extreme juiciness.

Florida’s unique climate makes Florida HoneyBells particularly sweet and juicy compared to tangelos grown in other states. This limited edition citrus fruit is available in several sizes from small, snack-ready Florida Mini Bells, which fit perfectly into a child’s hand, to giant Florida HoneyBell Supremes which can weight as much as three-quarters of a pound!

With their refreshing aroma, pretty red-orange skin, succulent sweetness and chin-dripping juiciness, Florida HoneyBells are a special treat that Florida citrus fans look forward to all year. Despite their sweetness, a standard-size Florida HoneyBell contains only about 60 calories and Mini Bells have just 32 calories, making this sweet citrus fruit a diet-friendly food for weight watchers and a healthy treat when you’re craving something sweet.

Like all Florida citrus fruit, Florida HoneyBells are fat, cholesterol and sodium free. They provide 60% of your daily vitamin C requirements and are an excellent source of dietary fiber and a good source of calcium.

Consumers are advised to place their Florida HoneyBell orders with early as these mouth-watering citrus fruit are only available for a few short weeks in January.

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