Mandarins are available fresh, canned and dried for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose fruits that are unblemished and heavy for their size. Avoid those with cuts, soft spots, or mold.
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Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, High in vitamin C, Good source of fiber, Good source of copper
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Mandarins are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Mandarins are sodium free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Mandarins are sodium free.
- Mandarins, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Mandarins contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.
Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Mandarins are a good source of fiber.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Mandarins are a good source of fiber and an excellent source of vitamin C.
Mandarin oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps protect cells against free radical damage.
Mandarin oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps maintain healthy skin, bones and teeth.
Mandarin oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps maintain the immune system.
Mandarin oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron from plant sources.
Reference: 2016 Citrus Literature Review
They may be stored in a cool, dark spot for a few days, but ideally should be refrigerated to extend shelf life up to 2 weeks.
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Presence in Ethnic Foods
Asian / Cajun, Creole
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