Tangerine is a tropical citrus fruit.
The sweetest are not always those of thick and loose shells. There are also sweets of peel glued, thin, green or yellow. Its sweetness depends on the kind or variety of tangerine.
Usually its color depends on the ripening point (although there are green and sweet) and also of its kind.
It goes from the dark green, to yellow and Mandarin yellow, which is its most ripening point. Characteristic Aroma fresh and soft (not strong or fermented).
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When they reach their destination and if the mandarins are ripe, they can be refrigerated, so that their “useful life” is lengthened.
Alone, in juice, in salad with other fruits, desserts and confectionery in general.
Clean, dry tangerines can be stored at room temperature, in a cool, dry, ventilated place.
Do not store in a closed container, either in or out of the refrigerator because they rot (it gives mold).
Refrigerated lasts longer, but as long as they have acquired their ripening point.
At ambient temperature depends on weather. In cold weather (approximately 8 days). In warm (approximately 4 days). Refrigerated, 10-12 days approx. Their duration depends on the ripening point in which they are purchased.
Temp. Environment. Cool. Duration: 4-8 days approx. 10-12 days approx.
You can let them ripen at room temperature and then refrigerate, if desired, to lengthen their “shelf life”.
Do not place the fruit bowl where the sun is direct, so that the ripening of the fruit is not accelerated and the “useful life” is shortened. Nutrients and properties: source of vitamin C. (See nutrient content in fruits). Note: Periodically check the status of the product to be able to consume it in time.