Fresh Tangerine: Healthy Snack for Kids
The Florida tangerine grows in the rich soil of the Indian River County of the Treasure Coast. Tangerine varieties grown in this area are honey tangerines or murcotts, most popular for their sweetness. Others include the Sunburst and Dancy, which are also loved by children. Because the skin of a fresh tangerine is pliable and loose, they are easy to peel with no drippy juices. Children pop the juicy segments into their mouths and there is no messy clean up!
Tangerines are sweeter and their flavor tends to be more intense than oranges. Because they are small, they are easier to handle and the perfect sized snack portion for children and seniors. The favorite varieties of tangerines for kids’ lunches are the seedless ones. Parents like to pack more than one into their child’s lunches so they can share a healthy tangerine gift with their friends.
Benefits of Tangerines
The nutritional value of a tangerine has 26.7 mg of vitamin C, which is 32 percent of a child’s daily requirement. Low in fat, just one tangerine fruit provides 223 kJ of energy. The Mandarin tangerine is also packed with other vitamins, folate, beta-carotene, potassium, and magnesium.
Make sure you are providing the best quality Florida tangerines for your family by making a regular tangerine online order. Ordering freshly picked varieties of oranges, grapefruit, and other citrus varieties means you get your deliveries straight from the trees to your door. Our hand packaged fruit selections are far superior to the quality of tangerine fruit you’ll find at Farmer’s Markets or grocery stores.
Tangerines are also used to create delicious desserts, a great burst of flavor in salads, tangerine orange sauces, and toppings. Search for many recipes that include the tangerine online for a great way to include citrus fruits in your kids’ diet. Tangerine juice is a fresh, naturally sweet, and satisfying “pick-me-up with nutrients to fuel their growing bodies.
Gifting Healthy Snacks
If your children are adults and maybe starting their own families, sending a select package of healthy tangerine snacks like the Grove Fruit Basket – Spring, is a great way to let them you are thinking of them, and get them in the habit of using fresh tangerines in your grandchildren’s diet. Busy new moms will appreciate the quick treat idea of keeping these delicious treats of nature handy.