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Mandarin Fruit

Mandarin fruit is also known as Mandarine or Mandarin orange. The fruits are grown in tropical and subtropical areas and it can be eaten in fruit salads. The fruit is very attractive and easy to peel. It has been widely planted throughout California over the past decade.



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Mandarin fruit

Scientific Name:Citrus reticulata Blanco

In Philippines all mandarin oranges are called naranjita. It is considered to be the native of south-eastern Asia and Philippines.

Health benefits

  • Mandarin fruits are used to treat abdominal distension, to enhance digestion
  • It maintains optimum health and weight loss
  • Vitamin C in mandarin oranges protects sperm from genetic damage
  • Mandarins have been used in ayurveda and to reduce phlegm
  • Mandarin fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids

Nutritional facts

mandarin nutritional facts
Nutrition Nutritive value
Calories 41mg
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C87%
Calcium7%
Iron2%
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugar21g
Protein2g

Mandarin fruit trees

mandarin fruit trees
Mandarin fruit trees can bear fruits from early April to late October. Mandarin orange tree (Citrus reticulata) is very easy to grow and the tree is much cold tolerant. It is originally from China and spread throughout Asia in the 10th century. It should be planted completely under the sun and in well-drained soil were young mandarin trees need to be watered regularly.

Recipes

Mandarin Fruit Salad

mandarin fruit salad
Ingredients
  • 11 oz mandarin oranges
  • 21 oz apple pie filling
  • 20 oz pineapple chunks
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups halved strawberries

How to prepare?

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate until it gets chilled. Then serve it.

Mandarin Orange Juice

mandarin orange juice
Ingredients
  • 3 mandarin oranges, peeled
  • Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 lemongrass stalk

How to prepare?

Make slits all over the lemongrass and mix oranges in a fruit juice extractor. Add Tabasco sauce to taste and garnish with the lemongrass stirrer. Now the juice is ready to taste.

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