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Tangelos

Tangelos
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Availability

Tangelos are available from September through to December.

 

Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Tangelos are a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit. The Seminole variety of tangelos, introduced to New Zealand in the 1950s, is a hybrid of mandarin and grapefruit.

 

Facts

  • Tangelos are juicy and sweet, have few pips and are easy to peel
  • Tangelos are a good source of Vitamin C
  • Tangelo blossoms are beautifully perfumed

 

Growing Facts

  • Tangelos grow well in a sheltered position that gets plenty of sunlight
  • Like all citrus trees they prefer well-drained soil and lots of water
  • 95% of New Zealand tangelos are grown in the Gisborne area
  • Ripe tangelos have a dark orange colour, which is nearly red

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 piece - 90g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 147/35 163/39
Protein (g) 0.5 0.6
Fat, total (g) 0.09 0.1
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 7.0 7.8
- sugars (g) 7.0 7.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.8 2.0
Sodium (mg) 4 4
Vitamin C (mg) 25.2 28
Folate (µg) 18 20
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 52 58
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.06 0.07

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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