How to choose tangerines: important nuances

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Not far off the New Year. It is impos­si­ble to imag­ine a fes­tive table with­out tan­ger­ines. How to choose deli­cious, high-qual­i­ty fruits that will please not only adults, but also chil­dren? What ben­e­fits do these cit­rus fruits bring to our health? Healthy­in­fo will tell about it.

A bit of history

Tan­ger­ines appeared in Europe rel­a­tive­ly recent­ly, only two hun­dred years ago. They were brought from Chi­na at the begin­ning of the 19th cen­tu­ry.

Chi­na is still the main sup­pli­er of these fruits to the world mar­ket. But there are coun­tries whose tan­ger­ines taste bet­ter than Chi­nese ones. In par­tic­u­lar, these are those locat­ed on the Mediter­ranean Sea: Spain, Italy, France, Moroc­co, Egypt, Turkey. The Mediter­ranean cli­mate is con­ducive to the ripen­ing of these fruits, where they gain full matu­ri­ty, taste and aro­ma.

Tan­ger­ines are also grown in the republics of the for­mer Sovi­et Union: Geor­gia, Abk­hazia, Azer­bai­jan.

health benefits of tangerines

health benefits of tangerines

Tan­ger­ines, like all cit­rus fruits, con­tain a large amount of vit­a­min C. It has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the immune sys­tem and increas­es the body’s defens­es. This is espe­cial­ly valu­able in autumn and win­ter, dur­ing the cold sea­son.

Tan­ger­ines are good for the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem, they con­tain potas­si­um, which is nec­es­sary for its nor­mal func­tion­ing. Thanks to the fruit acids con­tained in them, they cleanse the ves­sels of cho­les­terol and pre­vent the occur­rence of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis. This leads to the nor­mal­iza­tion of blood pres­sure, the heart becomes eas­i­er to work.

Tan­ger­ines, like oth­er cit­rus fruits, have the abil­i­ty to dis­solve fats, and there­fore pre­vent the devel­op­ment of obe­si­ty.

The fruit acids con­tained in them dis­solve thick mucus, so these fruits are use­ful in dis­eases of the res­pi­ra­to­ry tract, bronchi and lungs, they clear them of phlegm.

Tan­ger­ines are also detri­men­tal to par­a­sites, in par­tic­u­lar, helminths. Fruit acids cre­ate an unfa­vor­able envi­ron­ment for them in the gas­troin­testi­nal tract.

On a note!

Tan­ger­ines improve mood, this prop­er­ty is well known. There­fore, they can be called an anti­de­pres­sant. When the house is filled with the smell of tan­ger­ines, it improves the mood, excites pleas­ant emo­tions.

Properties of tangerines from different countries

Properties of tangerines from different countries

On sale you can find tan­ger­ines import­ed from Moroc­co, Spain, Israel, etc. Let’s see how they dif­fer from each oth­er.

Moroccan

In appear­ance, the fruits are small, bright orange, some­times almost red. They have a char­ac­ter­is­tic fea­ture by which they can be eas­i­ly rec­og­nized: a dent in the cen­ter of the fruit.

The skin is thin and easy to peel. Man­darins taste very sweet and juicy. They also have almost no bones.

Spanish

In appear­ance they are quite large, bright orange. Peel with large pores, eas­i­ly removed. Often they have green twigs (by the way, fruits with twigs stay fresh longer). There are few seeds (there are vari­eties with­out them). The taste is excel­lent.

Israeli

These tan­ger­ines ripen only in the mid­dle of win­ter, so they are not on sale by the New Year. The peel of the fruit is high­ly shiny, thin, easy to peel. There are no bones. The taste is sweet, some even con­sid­er them the best.

By the way, anoth­er vari­ety of tan­ger­ines is also sup­plied from Israel. Their taste is less juicy, some­times even dry­ish. They have a light, thick skin, by which they can be eas­i­ly dis­tin­guished.

Turkish

They are cheap com­pared to oth­ers. Light orange or yel­low in col­or. The skin is thin and hard to peel. Com­pared to fruits from oth­er coun­tries, they have the most seeds. The taste is sweet and sour.

Abkhaz

They ripen at the end of Decem­ber, so they are often on sale before the New Year.

The fruits are small, yel­low with a thin skin. There are almost no seeds, only a few small seeds are found. Abk­haz­ian tan­ger­ines are juicy and sour.

hybrid varieties

In addi­tion to ordi­nary fruits, there are those bred by hybridiza­tion. These are clemen­tine and mine­o­la. The most famous are clemen­tines. They are small and bright orange.

Mine­o­la fruits have a red­dish tint, shaped like a pear.

Both hybrid vari­eties have excel­lent taste, sweet and juicy.

Roskon­trol inves­ti­ga­tion

A year ago, employ­ees of Roskon­trol vis­it­ed a num­ber of Moscow mar­kets to check the tan­ger­ines that were sold there. They were inter­est­ed in whether the coun­tries of ori­gin of these fruits cor­re­spond to the infor­ma­tion declared by the traders.

The sell­ers claimed that they were sell­ing Abk­haz­ian tan­ger­ines. On the price tags it was writ­ten: “Abk­haz­ian tan­ger­ines”, “Sukhu­mi tan­ger­ines”. How­ev­er, dur­ing the inves­ti­ga­tion it turned out that in fact the fruits were deliv­ered from Chi­na.

Sell­ers under var­i­ous pre­texts refused to pro­vide cer­tifi­cates for the goods. Clar­i­ty was made by the direc­tor of one of the mar­kets. She said that the tan­ger­ines are Chi­nese, but they are sold under the guise of Abk­haz. The rea­son is that buy­ers do not trust Chi­nese fruits, Abk­haz­ian fruits suit them more, so they are ready to pay more for them.

There is one more cir­cum­stance. Sell­ers are afraid to name the export­ing coun­try, because in 2014 there were cas­es of seri­ous poi­son­ing with Chi­nese tan­ger­ines in Bar­naul and Kara­gan­da. It is pos­si­ble that this was due to the increased use of pes­ti­cides in the cul­ti­va­tion of these fruits. For these rea­sons, sell­ers change the name “Chi­nese” to “Abk­haz­ian”.

How to choose quality fruits

How to choose quality fruits

Soft spots, skin stains, mold, etc. they talk about poor qual­i­ty, so you don’t need to take such fruits. This goes with­out say­ing.

The skin should peel off eas­i­ly. If it is eas­i­ly removed, then the fruit is ripe, juicy, tasty.

Large vari­eties are usu­al­ly more sour than small ones. Medi­um sized tan­ger­ines tend to taste the best.

Anoth­er hint: the fruits of sweet vari­eties are heav­ier in weight than sour ones. In light fruits, there is not enough liq­uid, which means juici­ness.

How to store tangerines

These fruits are stored in the refrig­er­a­tor, in the fruit com­part­ment. Shelf life is not more than a month. Don’t put them in a plas­tic bag, they need air cir­cu­la­tion.

It is best to wrap each fruit in tis­sue paper so they stay fresh longer. Some peo­ple lubri­cate tan­ger­ines with odor­less veg­etable oil, this allows them to retain juici­ness and not be sub­ject to mold.

Contraindications

Man­darins con­tain a large amount of fruit acids. There­fore, they are not rec­om­mend­ed for peo­ple with cer­tain med­ical con­di­tions. It:

    gastritis with high acidity,
    stomach ulcer,
    cholecystitis,
    kidney disease.

Tan­ger­ines, like many cit­rus fruits, can cause aller­gies. There­fore, peo­ple who are prone to it, as well as asth­mat­ics and dia­bet­ics, should avoid them.

Impor­tant!

Tan­ger­ines can be includ­ed in the chil­dren’s diet only after the child is one year old. This should be done care­ful­ly, fol­low­ing the reac­tion of the child’s body. Watch care­ful­ly to see if your baby is aller­gic to them.

How to grow tangerine at home

How to grow tangerine at home

Experts in this field believe that the eas­i­est way to grow a tan­ger­ine tree at home is by buy­ing a seedling in a flower shop. He has already grown up, graft­ed, so there are more chances that the tree will take root and bear fruit.

But if you want to get a tree from a stone, here’s how to do it.

1. Take 10–15 tan­ger­ine seeds. Soak them in gauze for a few days. To do this, put them in a saucer, but do not fill it with water to the top, but only moist­en the gauze so that it is con­stant­ly wet.

2. Place peb­bles or expand­ed clay balls at the bot­tom of the flower pot. They are need­ed for drainage so that the roots do not rot. Drainage lay­er — 2–3 cm.

3. Fill the pot with earth. Experts advise buy­ing ready-made soil “Rose” or “Bio­hu­mus”, then the prob­a­bil­i­ty of suc­cess­ful growth will be high­er.

4. When sprouts appear from the seeds, select the strongest and strongest of them and plant them in a pot filled with earth. Active growth of the plant will begin approx­i­mate­ly three weeks after plant­i­ng.

Expert com­ment

Inna Krik­suno­va, author of more than three dozen books on beau­ty and a healthy lifestyle

We all love tan­ger­ines since child­hood. We asso­ciate them with the New Year, the smell of the Christ­mas tree, the New Year hol­i­days, to which our par­ents took us, and where we received pack­ages with gifts.

As adults, we think more about where to buy safe food for our chil­dren. It must be admit­ted that so far not all of our trad­ing floors can guar­an­tee the pur­chase of high-qual­i­ty goods.

The dan­ger of run­ning into a fake is espe­cial­ly great in the mar­kets. There, the reg­u­la­to­ry author­i­ties do not always check the prod­ucts in good faith. It’s no secret that the nec­es­sary “cer­tifi­cate” can be obtained for a cer­tain bribe, so there are loop­holes for vio­la­tions.

I’m not talk­ing about the stalls and tents locat­ed right on the street. There is no need to remem­ber about strict con­trol.

Based on this, now it is still safer to buy food in large super­mar­kets and super­mar­kets. Espe­cial­ly when it comes to tan­ger­ines — fruits that our chil­dren love so much! Large retail enter­pris­es are under con­stant con­trol. The prob­a­bil­i­ty of entry of food prod­ucts haz­ardous to health is rather small.

By Yraa

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