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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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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. 

Varieties to Explore

Clementine 

E. Murcott

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, High in vitamin C, Good source of fiber, Good source of copper 

Health Claims 

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. 

Structure/Function Claims 

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 

STORE

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.

SERVE

Check out our mandarin orange recipes!  

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Foods 
Asian / Cajun, Creole 

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Social Media Posts 

Get your taste buds dancing from the flavors of this 
Mandarin Orange, Chicken & Rice Salad: http://ow.ly/N0PqL @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Try this Asian-inspired Cole Slaw with Mandarin oranges: http://bit.ly/2pSUbvt @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

If you’re stuck for a meal idea, give our Pork Chops with Mandarin Orange Salsa a try: http://ow.ly/fGY530934vO @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant  

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