Leaf tangerine is a common fruit during the Winter season that is recollected since October to December, and it will be followed by the next citruses campaigns to which it belongs. Tangerines and clementines are very similar fruits, small sized and with some alike characteristics. However, they have different tastes, textures and properties.

It has Asian origins, from China and Indonesia. Its denomination has a traditional background, as this fruit was gifted to Ancient Chinese Governors also referred to as “mandarins”. Clementine is a very similar fruit, although much more recent was discovered by Monk Clement Rodier in Argelia.

Tangerine is a fruit that counts with numerous varieties as noted previously. It belongs to the orange family of fruit; however, it has less minerals and citric acids although it is richer in iron content. There are more than 20 tangerine varieties out of which outstand: fine Clementine, Oroval, Clemenules, Oronules, Clemenpons, Loretina, Marisol and Hernandina, discovered in Alcasser, Valencia.

Leaf tangerine offers this season benefits such as its fragrance and taste, quality, a pungent skin and sweet juice and taste. It also ensures an optimum freshness and maturity, since it must be recollected with their leaf, as it won’t admit any manipulation in chambers in order to achieve colour, as it occurs at the start of the sale of this same product without its leaf. Leaf tangerine in all its varieties is a product which suitable for diabetic people.

Tangerine organoleptic properties

Regarding the organoleptic properties that tangerines count with, we can point out that it is a low calorie content fruit and its fibre and minerals are beneficial for our organisms.

Tangerine nutritional composition:

  • Calories 37
  • Carbohydrates 9 gr.
  • Fibre 1,9 gr.
  • Potassium 185 mg.
  • Magnesium 11 mg.
  • Calcium 36 mg.
  • Vitamin C 35 mg.
  • Folic acid 21 mcg.

It is a source of vitamin C although lower than the quantities found in other citruses. It incorporates as well antioxidants such as beta-carotene or cryptoxanthines making it very beneficial for our cardiovascular system. Fibre contribution helps us decrease fat absorption and eliminate unhealthy cholesterol.

What tangerine benefits contribute towards a good health?

After learning about the nutritional properties that tangerines have, we can explore what benefits actually our health. Apart from being a very appealing fruit during this season, this fruit is loaded of advantages.

  • This excellent fruit counts with a series of properties which play an important role in our digestive system, by reinforcing our stomach ad helping to take advantage of all the nutrients, reducing couching and regulating vital energy.
  • It’s alkalinizing effect and calcium input, magnesium and phosphorous make it very healthy for our bones.
  • This fruit is much recommended for diabetic people.

To conclude, tangerine is an extremely beneficial and appealing fruit. It is an ideal food for sport diets, especially for runners who use it in different ways for our organism and bones, since they need an intake of mineral salts after training or running a race.

Do not hesitate and join tangerine intake. Win health!
In Consorfrut we commercialize this fruit with our brands

Sunflavour, Privilege, Mephistus and La Parisienne.