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December 9, 2013 | 1 minute read

Health Benefits of Mandarin Oranges

Q:        Do mandarin oranges provide the same nutrients as other oranges?

A:        Nutrient content is similar, but there are differences. Like other oranges, mandarin oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C, although not as high in this valuable nutrient as navel oranges, even comparing equal portions. However, mandarins provide greater amounts of two antioxidant phytochemicals:  beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. Many people think of mandarin oranges only as canned fruit. Actually, fresh mandarins include Satsumas, Clementines and a wide variety of tangerines. Most are sweeter than other citrus fruits, and they have a bright orange, convenient to peel skin and easily divided inner sections. That makes these small beauties perfect for packing in lunches or on-the-go snacks. If you use canned mandarin oranges, choose juice-packed versions instead of those in light syrup in order to minimize added calories and maximize vitamin C.

2 comments on “Health Benefits of Mandarin Oranges


    Very important and valuable information on Mandarin fruits. A most important fruit for daily consumption. Some good Biochemical information too. In the future, Biochemists and Molecular Biologists will discover more important Biochemical and Molecular compounds in Mandarins.

  2. JohnKarkalis on

    These little gems go well with any fruit mix. It’s good to know they are nutritional winners also. Any canned fruit should be packed in natural juice, without added sugar. It’s unnecessary.


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