Sweet, juicy mandarins are a fragrant fruit found in children’s lunchboxes around Australia. Although an easy-to-peel favourite snack, mandarins are also perfect in Asian-style salads when tossed with rocket, coriander leaves and spring onions and a dressing of lemon juice and macadamia oil.
- Mandarins are a good source of vitamin C and contain vitamin A, which is important for growth and development and the maintenance of your immune system.
- They also contain minerals such as potassium (which helps to regulate blood pressure), manganese (involved in the regulation of brain and nerve function) and magnesium (involved in the regulation of muscle, heart and nerve function and keeping bones strong).
- Mandarins contain dietary fibre, which is important for a healthy bowel. Energy – 100 g of mandarin supplies 190 kJ.