New Zealand mandarins are available from May to July. At other times of the year mandarins are imported.
Mandarins originated in China. Visitors to China took the mandarin trees to Japan, the Phillipines, India, Arabia and North Africa. They were introduced to Europe through Tangiers in Morroco which explains why the Europeans began to call mandarins “tangerines”.
Serving size: 1 medium mandarin - 86g
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research
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