- Jul 17, 2015
Lemon, limes, oranges and grapefruit all belong to the citrus food family, but they have incredibly distinctive tastes that make them perfect for adding to snacks, appetizers, main courses and desserts.

The sweetness of citrus fruits is also making it a popular choice for recipes that are aimed at curbing sugar cravings. For example, in Joy the Baker's recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, part of the batter is prepared by mixing sugar with a portion of peeled lemon zest.

Although the tangy-sweet flavor of citrus is strong enough to stand on its own, the light, clean and crisp profile is also perfectly paired with spicy and savory flavors—like the SF Gate recipe for clementine, cilantro and serrano chili pepper salsa.

These Citrus Food Concoctions Use Limes, Lemons, Oranges and Grapefruit: