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Properties of mandarines

PROPERTIES OF MANDARINES

What is a mandarin orange?

A mandarine, mandarin or mandarin orange is the fruit of a mandarin tree (Citrus reticulata). It is not the same than a tangerine, which is a variety of mandarin produced by a tangerine or tangerine tree (Citrus tangerina)

A mandarine has a slightly oval round shape, with a thick and rough skin. The color of its skin is orange with light green tones.

Inside, it contains an edible pulp of a light orange color and a fibrous texture.

Within the fibers of the pulp contains some bones, which are the seeds.

What do mandarines contain?

As a source of energy, 100 grams of mandarins give us 44 kilocalories.

Its proportion of nutrients is divided into:

- More than 87% is water

- Close to 0.2% fat

- More than 0.6% protein

- More than 11% carbohydrates

- 2.3% fiber

Minerals of mandarine

Mandarine is a fruit rich in potassium, but it also contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and, in less amount, sodium, iron, zinc, selenium, manganese and copper.

Mandarine vitamins

Mandarine is a fruit rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin B9 (folic acid). It also contains other B vitamins and vitamin E.

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Photo of mandarin

Benefits of mandarines

- It has a high water content, which refreshes us and prevents us from dehydrating.

- It gives us energy to have vitality during the day.

- It is a poor source of fat and protein.

- Mandarin orange does not have a high sugar content, but it is a fruit with few carbohydrates. This energy is also easy to assimilate for the body, since its digestion is fast.

It is a sugar very different from that provided by refined foods. The natural sugar of the fruit, in this case of mandarines, is absorbed gradually given its content in fiber and fructose.

- People with diabetes have to note that a mandarin provides a serving of carbohydrates (10 grams of carbohydrates).

- Mandarines have a moderate content in fiber, which exerts a regulating effect of the intestine, for the prevention of constipation and hemorrhoids. Fiber helps to form the faecal bolus, facilitating evacuation.

- It is worth to highlight that this fruit has a high content in antioxidants, mainly vitamin C and flavonoids such as hesperidin and rutin.

- Mandarine helps us eliminate toxins from our body, because of its potassium content.

- Mandarines are very rich in calcium. Calcium together with phosphorus, maintains the balance of the formation of strong bones.

- Magnesium helps relax muscles.

- By its content in folic acid (vitamin B9) helps to grow properly.

- It protects the skin and helps to keep it healthy, due to its vitamin A content.

- It protects us from colds and helps to heal wounds, due to their vitamin C content.

- Protects us from toxins and aging, by its content in vitamin A, C and minerals selenium and zinc.

Edible composition of mandarines

Edible composition of mandarines

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