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Tangerine: Natural Food

Tangerines can be easily peeled and pair well with poultry.
Tangerines can be easily peeled and pair well with poultry.
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Nutritional Information:

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

What to Look For:

Select ones that are heavy for their size, free of bruises and brown spots. Color is not always an indicator, since some dark areas can be a sign of good, strong flavor.

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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:

Loose skin allows tangerines to be peeled easily. Their tart flesh adds flavor to fruit or green salads but watch out for seeds. Good with poultry.

 

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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