What are tangerines?
Tangerine is a specific type of orange. The word tangerine was derived from Tangier, Morocco, described as a mandarin variety. It usually looks smaller and less rounded than common oranges. Its taste is less sour than oranges.
A ripped tangerine is slightly soft with no deep grooves. The peel of tangerine is thin as compared with orange. The peak of its season lasts from autumn to spring.
Where they are usually found?
They are usually found in Southeastern Asia, mostly from Japan, China, and or northeastern India.
Protein: 0.8 grams
Carbs: 13 grams
Fats: 0.3 grams
Dietary fiber: 1.8 grams
Vitamin C: 32%
Vitamin B6: 6%
Vitamin A: 4%
Vitamin E: 1%
Vitamin B5: 4%
Vitamin K: 0%
What are its benefits?
- Improves eye health
- Beneficial for skin
- Keeps our bones strong
- Contains nutrients
- Acid less and sweet in taste
- Prevention from cancer
- Decreased DNA damage
- Helpful in Weight reduction
- Improving blood sugar levels
How to grow it?
- Firstly, you have to take out the seeds of tangerine.
- Mostly its plants will grow in potting soil mixes but it needs a neutral ph.
- During transplanting you have to make sure it’s leaving space of 2 inches around the roots.
- Keep that newly transplanted seed in a sunny location.
- After few weeks, the seeds of tangerine sprouts.
How to Include It in Your Diet?
- Can be used as a healthy dessert due to its sweetness
- Tangerine’s peel can be used as an ingredient to make dishes
- Can also be used to sweeten up salads
- Can be used as a juice