New Zealand mandarins are available from May to September. At other times of the year mandarins are imported. Satsuma mandarins are harvested from May to August and Kiyomi and Richards Special varieties are available until the end of September.
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
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”.
2 mandarins = 172 g
|Average Quantity per serving||% Daily Intake per serve||Average Quantity per 100 g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.7||1%||0.4|
|- saturated (g)||0.00||0%||0.00|
|Available carbohydrate (g)||16.9||5%||9.9|
|- sugars (g)||16.9||19%||9.9|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||3||11%||2|
|Folate (µg)||62||31% RDI*||36|
|Vitamin C (mg)||71||178% RDI*||42|
|Thiamin (mg)||0.14||13% RDI*||0.08|
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