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Tangelos

Availability

Tangelos are available from September through to December.

 

Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Tangelos are a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit. The Seminole variety of tangelos, introduced to New Zealand in the 1950s, is a hybrid of mandarin and grapefruit.

 

Facts

  • Tangelos are juicy and sweet, have few pips and are easy to peel
  • Tangelos are a good source of Vitamin C
  • Tangelo blossoms are beautifully perfumed

 

Growing Facts

  • Tangelos grow well in a sheltered position that gets plenty of sunlight
  • Like all citrus trees they prefer well-drained soil and lots of water
  • 95% of New Zealand tangelos are grown in the Gisborne area
  • Ripe tangelos have a dark orange colour, which is nearly red

Nutrition Information

1 tangelo = 90 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 147/35 2% 163/39
Protein (g) 0.6 1% 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.1 0% 0.1
- saturated (g) 0.02 0% 0.02
Available carbohydrate (g) 7.0 2% 7.8
- sugars (g) 7.0 8% 7.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.8 6% 2.0
Sodium (mg) 4 0% 4
Vitamin C (mg) 25 63% RDI* 28

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016