Mandarins contain acids, vitamins A, D, K and others, as well as minerals: potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, and calcium.
Tangerines contain phytoncides, natural antiseptics. The peel contains 1-2% essential oil, as well as pigments such as carotene. In winter, this citrus compensates for the lack of vitamins, and also strengthens the immune system due to a high dose of ascorbic acid. Adding the zest to hot drinks can help thin phlegm and relieve coughs. Like all citrus fruits, this fruit has antipyretic properties and speeds up the treatment of colds.
The essential oil has a calming effect, which is beneficial for relieving stress, improving sleep and well-being.
Tangerines are considered a low-calorie food, although they are quite high in sugar. Despite this, they do contribute to weight loss. Fiber and pectins have a positive effect on digestion and improve metabolic processes. At the same time, tangerines stimulate appetite, so those who want to lose weight should eat this citrus after meals, and those seeking to gain kilograms - before meals.
Mandarins are citrus fruits and therefore often cause allergies. Therefore, you should not overeat them and give them to children under 2-3 years old.
- Ascorbic acid in the composition of tangerines can irritate the gastric mucosa, so they should not be used for peptic ulcer disease, high acidity and during exacerbation of inflammatory diseases of the stomach and intestines. Also, they should be excluded from the diet for people suffering from hepatitis, cholecystitis and nephritis. Large amounts of carotene and vitamin A in tangerines can accumulate in the liver and damage it if the organ is weakened by disease, says Alexander Voinov, nutrition and health consultant at the WeGym fitness club chain. Essential oil is extracted from the peel of tangerines, which is actively used in cosmetology, aromatherapy and massage. It helps to reduce inflammation, cellulite, and the aroma energizes and relieves headaches. It is also recommended to sniff or add tangerine zest to tea for nausea, toxicosis.
In winter, tangerines are a source of vitamins, especially ascorbic acid. Phytoncides help fight bacteria and viruses, as they have an antiseptic effect. Synephrine and phenolic acids, which are part of mandarin, relieve swelling and remove mucus, which relieves cough and speeds up treatment.
Vitamin E in this citrus enhances the absorption of vitamins A and C. Together, these vitamins reduce the risk of scurvy and rickets in children.
The inclusion of tangerines in the diet has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Ascorbic acid and glycosides strengthen blood vessels, thin the blood. Mandarins are mostly eaten fresh and added to salads and baked goods. Also, jams, jellies are made from the pulp and rind of tangerines, and candied fruits are made from the peel. The zest is dried and added to tea, as a seasoning for meat and baked goods. Peel the tangerine and divide into slices, you can clean them from films. Chop the chocolate into pieces, not too finely. Beat eggs with sugar, add cottage cheese, sour cream and flakes. Add chopped chocolate and stir. Place in single serving tins or one large dish, lightly greased with oil. Put tangerine slices on top. Put in an oven preheated to 180 degrees, cook for 15 - 20 minutes. You can sprinkle with grated chocolate before serving. Boil the chicken fillet in salted water until tender, cool, cut into cubes or fiber. Chop the walnuts into pieces with a knife. Peel the slices of tangerine from films and cut each in half. Tear the salad with your hands into large pieces. Combine meat, nuts, tangerine and salad. Chop greens, garlic. In a bowl, combine yogurt, salt, cumin, herbs and garlic. Season salad, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Mandarins are native to China and Vietnam. There, the fruit is considered a symbol of power (translated from Chinese as "a major official"). In our country, this citrus is strongly associated with the New Year. The aromas of spruce and tangerines are the main harbingers of the winter holidays.
There are many types of this citrus product, the most common in our territory are tangerines from Abkhazia, Moroccan and from the countries of the Middle East. The main difference is in the size and sweetness of the fruit.
Like other citrus fruits, mandarins are rich in vitamins, fiber and beneficial plant compounds. Consuming them regularly and regularly can provide health benefits.
Mandarins contain minerals important for humans. In large quantities - silicon, cobalt and molybdenum. All these substances help many internal processes to function properly.
Mandarin is a source of copper. Although it is there and less than 10% of the daily value, it is more than in many other fruits. Fiber is good for digestion and can be found in both soluble and insoluble forms.
This type of substance passes through the intestines without being destroyed, but it promotes good digestion, and its content in the diet is associated with a decrease in the risk of chronic diseases and helps people lose weight.