Fresh tangerines

How to select

Choose heavy tangerines that feel firm or slightly soft. Look for tangerines that are a deep, bright orange rather than brown.

How to prepare

Simply peel the tangerine and separate each slice to eat or use in a recipe. Tangerines can also be cut into slices like an orange and used as a garnish.

How to store

Store tangerines in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Peak season

Fall, winter

Ways to use

  • Add tangerine slices to coleslaw or tuna salad for a delicious and colorful treat. 
  • Pack them for lunch or for a picnic; they are deliciously sweet and easy to peel. 
  • Add tangerines to a stir fry with chicken, broccoli, and onions.

Fun facts

  • Tangerines are the easiest citrus fruit to peel. 
  • Tangerines get their name from Tangier, Morocco. 
  • Tangerine oil can manage stress and anxiety. 
  • Tangerines were once a common addition to Christmas stockings.

Nutrition info and facts

Tangerines help the body break down food for energy and brain power. Tangerines contain vitamin C and other antioxidants that protect the body from disease and support overall wellness.

1 medium tangerine = 47 calories, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26% DV vitamin C

Learn more

Growing citrus indoors (UMN Extension)

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