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Tangelo: Natural Food

Tangelos are a cross between a mandarin orange and a grapefruit.
Tangelos are a cross between a mandarin orange and a grapefruit.
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Nutritional Information:

Excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of fiber and folate.

What to Look For:

Look for deep orange-red skin with a prominent neck. They should heavy for their size, free of bruises and brown spots.

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Easy Storage and Preparation:

They will keep at room temperature for several days and a week or more if refrigerated.

Best Uses:

This mandarin-grapefruit cross is easily peeled, very juicy and rich, but a bit tart. Excellent in fruit and green salads but watch out for seeds.

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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