Tangerine

Description: Tangerines are a small orange fruit in the citrus family with textured wrinkly, Food - Tangerinesloose skins that are the easiest to peel among citrus fruits.

Availability: Fresh – Winter, early spring

Facts: Tangerines were named for the city of Tangiers in Morocco that was long famous for them.

Serving Size = 1 CUP

Selection: Choose firm to semi-soft fruit with deep orange color, heavy for size. Avoid soft spots and dull or brown color.

Food - nutrition label tangerineStorage: Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free;  in vitamin C.

 Pigments: beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein

Phytochemicals: tangeretin, nobiletin, d-limonene

ORAC Score: not available

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