Mandarin: properties, nutritional values, calories

Mandarin it is a fruit rich in vitamins, in particular vitamin C, from which a useful essential oil is obtained against cellulite. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of the mandarins

> 2. Properties and benefits of mandarins

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of mandarins

> 4. Allied with

> 5. Curiosities about mandarins

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve


Description of tangerines

Mandarin belongs to the Rutaceae family. There are several varieties; among the most common we mention Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis and Critus clementina.

It is usually eaten fresh but it can also be enjoyed in the form of jam. It is a fruit typical of cold seasons and its properties can be appreciated especially between December and March.

Among citrus fruits it is the richest in sugar, which makes it the sweetest, but also the most caloric in this category of fruit.


Properties and benefits of mandarins

The peel of tangerine is rich in limonane, an antioxidant substance. It is always obtained from the peel theessential oil of mandarin, used, for example, against the cellulitis.

As for nutrients, mandarin is very rich in vitamin C, but it also contains B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin P, folic acid and several minerals including magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. The mandarin also contains bromine, a substance that promotes sleep and relaxation.

It is easily digestible and, being rich in fiber, it helps the regular functioning of theintestine. It is a good ally in the prevention of colds and helps protect capillaries and bones. 


Calories and nutritional values ​​of mandarins

100 g of mandarins contain 72 kcal / 303 kj.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • Water 81,4 g
  • G carbohydrates 17,6
  • Sugars 17,6 g
  • 0,9 g protein 
  • 0,3 g fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 1,7 g
  • Sodium 1 mg
  • Potassium 210 mg
  • Iron 0,3 mg
  • Calcium 32 mg
  • Phosphorus 19 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,08 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,07 mg
  • Vitamin B3 0,3 mg
  • Vitamin A 18 µg 
  • Vitamin C 42 mg 


Mandarin, ally of

Intestine, bones, heart.


Mandarins among the foods suitable for cystitis


Curiosities about mandarins

During the Christmas period the tangerine it is also often used for decorative purposes by those who love “to eat” decorations. For a colorful but also greedy Christmas tree, it can be combined with oranges, cinnamon sticks, biscuits, candied fruit and candy canes.


A recipe with tangerines

Here is a recipe for making citrus biscuits, simple and tasty, also excellent for holiday breakfasts, such as Christmas.

  • 300 grams of wheat flour kamut,
  • 100 grams of whole cane sugar,
  • 100 grams of butter,
  • two tablespoons of citrus honey,
  • the grated peel of an untreated orange,
  • the grated rind of an untreated lemon,
  • the grated peel of two untreated mandarins,
  • a whole egg,
  • its sale,
  • bicarbonate.

Method. Put all the ingredients on a pastry board, except for the egg and butter. Mix the ingredients with your hands and then add the egg and then the butter to the mixture. Once you have a ball of dough, let it rest in the fridge for half an hour, roll it out with a rolling pin and cut the biscuits.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for about 5 minutes.


Also discover the properties and use of the Chinese mandarin, the kumquat


Other articles on tangerines:
> Mandarins among the fruits of December


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