Health benefits of Mandarins

Mandarins are part of the citrus family and are also called mandarin oranges or tangerines. The mandarin was discovered in China where it was used for medicinal purposes. The fruit was named after the officials of the Imperial Court, the Mandarins.

Mandarins are around now, and just in time to assist in warding off those winter colds! They're available from March to November with the best value being from May to August. Select mandarins that have a glossy skin and are heavy for their size, indicating good juice content. The most popular Australian varieties are the Imperial, Ellendale and the Murcott or Honey Tangerine.

Mandarins, the very sweet citrus fruit!

Mandarins are a convenient fruit, good for school lunches and picnics. Their segments can also be used in fruit salads, muffins, cheesecakes, ice cream, savoury salads or with meat.

Did you know:

  • Two small mandarins will supply 35% of the daily recommended allowance of Vitamin C
  • Mandarins are low in kilojoules
  • Mandarins are a good source of dietary fibre.
  • Mandarins crossed with grapefruit produce tangelos.

So stock up on some juicy mandarins to ensure you get an adequate helping of vitamin C throughout the winter. It’s very easy to eat a few juicy morsels a day; I’ve just eaten two while writing this post!
Health benefits of Mandarins Health benefits of Mandarins Reviewed by Admin on June 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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