1. It boosts the immune system
Half a grapefruit provides almost 80% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C – and vitamin C is vital for a strong immune system, so you’re prepared to fight off minor coughs, colds and infections, and more able to grow and repair tissues in the body.
2. It can help banish kidney stones
Naringenin is a natural compound found in grapefruit (it’s what gives it that bitter taste), and has been found to combat the growth of kidney stones.
3. It helps with weight loss
Mixon Fruit Farms is advertised as Florida’s “sweetest” attraction. Just hit their market and packinghouse and sample their sweet and flavorful freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice and you’ll be hooked for life. You don’t have to buy your orange fix in a carton; try one of their Orange Swirl Ice Cream Cones for a refreshing treat on a hot Florida day!
EAST COUNTY — In 2006, a piece of paper held the fate of Dean and Janet Mixon’s family legacy.
Disease threatened Mixon’s Fruit Farm’s crops. Dean’s father, Bill, needed time to care for his ailing wife.
There are no shortage of suncoast but just north of Sarasota, there is a fruit farm cut above the rest. The thing about Mixon’s is that it’s a destination, not just a place to buy fruit. Granted, fruit is the taste, but the Mixon family has figured out a way to build an attraction around their orange groves
Florida's Fruit Maven
Mixon Fruit Farms remains true to its family roots. "We're not just a fruit stand anymore, but we're still a family business," Janet Mixon, co-owner of Mixon Fruit Farms, says. Mixon and buyer Janet Hagerty rely on AmericasMart to augment the family's fruit business with gift and gourmet food items.
For 80 years Mixon Fruit Farms has been growing some of the best citrus in the State of Florida. In 2006, Janet and Dean Mixon took the farm in another direction. “We still have a tremendous emphasis on fruit,” says Dean Mixon, but we knew that we had to diversify. Part of the changes meant getting more involved in the community. “We are an orange grove and a business, almost in the middle of town,” says Janet Mixon. We wanted to offer things here that could help other businesses and provide a wonderful atmosphere for families.
It started in 1939 with 20 acres and a little fruit stand in front of Mixon's. Many changes have happened in the past 70 years.
Mixon's was one of the first gift fruit shippers in Florida. The Mixon family has been innovative in the citrus industry. Bill and Dean Mixon have made many citrus industry improvements that have been used all over the State.
Article featured in the East Coast Observer.
When Dean and Janet Mixon took sole command of the family’s citrus farm last year, they vowed to transition it from strictly an orange grove to a destination.