Mandarin Oranges

Mandarin Oranges

What’s the difference between Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos and Mandarins?

They’re all hybrids of Mandarin oranges which were first brought to England from China in the early 1800s.

Tangerines are a cross between a mandarin and an orange, first shipped from the Moroccan port of Tangiers.

Clementines are tangerines, without seeds developed by Father Clementine.

Tangelo’s are a cross between a tangerine and a pomelo which is a type of grapefruit, and looks like large oranges.

And Temples look like overgrown tangerines with seeds and sweet juicy fruit.

They’re all rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene. Eat them while they’re in season from December / January until April.

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