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Mother Nature Comes to the Rescue Just in Time to Deal with Flu Shot Crisis

Families Worried About Flu Vaccine Shortage Can Help Safeguard Against Illness with Vitamin C in Sunkist Oranges


November 01, 2004

As America faces a dramatic shortage of flu vaccine, Mother Nature comes to the rescue just in time with a larger than expected (and oh-so-needed!) bounty of Sunkist navel oranges. Bursting with 130 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C, oranges are one of the best ways to boost the immune system and protect the body from cold and flu.

Navel oranges are known for being superbly sweet, especially juicy and always seedless. Packing whole oranges in lunch boxes, serving slices with salads and squeezing oranges for the refreshing juice are among the many easy ways families can use Sunkist navel oranges to combat cold and flu season.

Sunkist Growers announces that this year’s navel orange season is bigger than anticipated. With officials scrambling for extra vaccine supplies and considering rations, families stressed about the upcoming flu season can bolster their immune system and promote wellness by taking advantage of this year’s plentiful harvest.

Dr. Liz Applegate, nutritionist and faculty member, University of California, Davis is available to discuss practical and timely tips on how to protect against flu by harnessing nature’s goodness - like eating more oranges.

Trucks loaded with delicious Sunkist oranges are making deliveries now to ensure grocers are stocked and ready to serve communities.

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