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Tangerines are a small, orange-colored citrus rich in vitamin C. They have been cultivated for over 3,000 in eastern Asia and the name is derived from Tangier, Morocco, the country form which the fruit was first imported to Europe. The tangerine is a variety of the Mandarin orange and is characterized by its sweeter taste and looser peel. Ripe tangerines are soft when gently squeezed and heavy for for their size. While often eaten whole or as a sweet addition to salads, tangerine juice and zest can also give an unexpected twist to savory meals. Tangerines stored in the refrigerator will stay good for seven days.

In Season

January, February, March, April, November, December

Recipes with Tangerines

Tangerine-Turmeric Beet Sour

Kathryn Lukas, author of Farmhouse Culture Guide to Fermenting

Jazzy Citrus Granita

Foodwise Kids Program

Pomelo and Tangerine with Spiced Honey Yogurt

Foodwise Kids Program

Tangerine-sicle Ice Cream

Jennie Schacht, author of Farmers Market Desserts


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