Mandarins are sweet, easy to peel, and have biodegradable packaging!
Smaller than oranges, mandarins boast the same vibrantly hued skin and similar nutrition content. A single mandarin offers a modest 50 calories and is high in vitamin C, providing more than 30 percent of the Daily Value.
”Mandarins are my favorite on-the-go snack. They are easy to enjoy no matter where I am. I also love that they are packed with vitamins A and C to help boost my immune system during cold and flu season.”
—Meghan Sedivy, Fresh Thyme Registered Dietitian
Types of Mandarins
Almost all small orange citrus fruits—including tangerines and clementines —are actually mandarins. (The exception is kumquats, which look like oranges the size of olives.) Different types of mandarins ripen at different times of the year—a factor that explains this fruit’s long season.
How to Use
To cook with mandarins, peel and section them, then toss segments onto salads or into stir-fries. Use a blender or juicer to extract the tangy liquid for vinaigrettes, barbecue sauces, and beverages such as smoothies or juices.
How to Store
Store fruit in a bag in the refrigerator for up to a month. Or place in a fruit bowl on the counter. They’ll be good for a week, if they aren’t snatched up by then!