Mandarins - Bargain Bucket
Mandarin oranges are a small, loose-skinned variety of the common orange. They are juicy, sweeter and less acidic than larger oranges, with the most popular varieties in Australia being the Imperial. Mandarins can be eaten fresh, used in salads, main dishes, desserts and syrups. Our Harvest Markets 'Bargain Buckets' are a great way to buy.
Mandarins are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A which are good for the immune system. They also contain potassium that helps regulate blood pressure and magnesium for a strong cardiovascular system. 100g of mandarins yields the following:
- Vitamin C – 53% of DV
- Vitamin A – 6% of DV
- Vitamin B-6 – 5% of DV
- Potassium – 6% of DV
- Calcium – 3% of DV
- Magnesium – 3% of DV
- Iron – 1% of DV
- A ripe mandarin is firm, but its skin should be somehow loose-feeling.
- Ripe mandarins have a fresh citrusy fragrance.
- There should be a bit of give in the skin when mandarins are picked up.
- Mandarins should be stored in a cool place for one-two weeks.
- Refrigerate mandarins that are not used within that time.
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