The delicious flavour, vibrant colour and beautiful perfume of oranges and mandarins mean that they are enjoyed virtually universally.
Oranges and mandarins are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of thiamin, folic acid, vitamin A and fibre. They are also a source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, contain no sodium, fat or cholesterol, and are low in kilojoules. Additionally, the phytochemicals found in citrus and other fruits and vegetables help to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. To avoid chemical residues purchase organic oranges and mandarins when possible, particularly when using the rind or zest.