For flu season in January, natural vitamin C suppliers like mandarin oranges and other citrus fruits are virtually essential. This little sister of the orange strengthens the body's defenses, but that’s not the only reason it deserves a spot in your shopping basket.
A mandarin orange for breakfast covers 43% of your daily requirement of vitamin C all by itself. In addition, the mandarin orange contains more selenium than any other citrus fruit. Selenium is extremely valuable for your health, as it protects cells as an antioxidant, promotes blood clotting and helps your thyroid gland.
Good to know
In some places there is confusion about the right naming - clementine, manderin or even grapefruit? The confusion stems mainly from the fact that the tangerine species can cross excellently and thus have formed countless sub-varieties. These include the clementine, the satsuma and the tangerine, which is very popular in the US. Incidentally, clementines are a cross between tangerine and bitter orange - they contain significantly more sugar and are less acidic than tangerines. So please make sure that you buy mandarin oranges and not clementines.
For individuals with an average tolerance about 50g makes a good test.
*amount of sugar depends on variety and ripeness
**The value of 'fructose total' composes of the pure fructose and 1/2 of the sucrose.
source: BZfE, aid.de