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”.
Serving size: 1 medium mandarin - 86g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.3||0.4|
|- saturated (g)||0||0|
|- sugars (g)||8.5||9.9|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.7||2.0|
|Vitamin C (mg)||36.1||42|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research