Tangerines: The Day-Brightener
Health Benefits | Fun Facts | Selection Tips | Availability | Storage | Recipes

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.

Health Benefits
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.

Fun Facts

  • 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.

Selection Tips
Choose firm, plump tangerines that feel heavy for their size for maximum juiciness.

Availability
The Fresh1 tangerines come from Florida and are available October through April.

Storage
Store tangerines in the refrigerator.

Recipes

Meals For Two

Quick 'n Easy

All Family


 

 
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