Tangerines: The Day-Brightener
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Brighten the darkest, coldest days of winter with
a sweet, juicy Fresh 1 ® tangerine! Tangerines
are at their best in the winter months, and these little
citrus fruits pack a wallop of nutrition, including
antioxidants and Vitamin C—which help boost your
immunity against the season's cold and flu viruses.
Plus, they are sweet, complex, and delicious, with
subtle flavor variations ranging from nectar-sweet
to tangy and vivacious.
Tangerines are high in antioxidant Vitamin C, which
helps prevent cancer and boosts the immune system.
They also contain folate, beta-carotene, and Vitamins
B1, 2, and 3. Tangerines are high in fiber, but easier
to digest than oranges for many people. Citrus fruits
are an excellent protective food choice in winter,
when risk of infection is high.
- Tangerines are named after the city of
Tangiers in Morocco .
- Florida is the major U.S.
producer of tangerines, growing 5 different varieties.
- A small tangerine has more usable Vitamin C than
a large orange.
Choose firm, plump tangerines that feel heavy for
their size for maximum juiciness.
The Fresh1 tangerines come from Florida and are available
October through April.
Store tangerines in the refrigerator.
Meals For Two
Quick 'n Easy