Packed with vitamin C and juicy flavor, easy-peel Florida tangerines are a favorite of the lunchbox and brown bag crowd. Now available for shipping, fresh, ripe Florida Autumn Star tangerines make a delicious addition to a nutritious lunch. Perfect for weight watchers, a whole Florida tangerine adds just 37 calories to your daily calorie count and provides 31% of your daily vitamin C needs. Florida tangerines are also an excellent source of folate, beta-carotene and vitamin B.
The most exotic member of the Florida citrus family, tangerines originated in the Far East where they have been grown in China and Japan for more than 3,000 years. A relative of the Mandarin orange, tangerines were not introduced to the U.S. until the mid-1800s. Florida’s unique soil and weather provided ideal growing conditions for this exotic citrus fruit and have made the Sunshine State America’s top producer of tangerines.
Florida Autumn Star tangerines are slightly smaller than Florida navel oranges and have a deeper-colored, more vividly orange skin than their popular Florida citrus cousins. Florida tangerines also have a thinner skin than oranges which makes for easy peeling. When peeled, the segmented fruit breaks apart easily into bite-sized segments, making juicy Autumn Star tangerines a no-mess, easy-to-eat snack, making it a perfect choice for children and on-the-go adults.
Florida Autumn Star tangerines are only available for a short time, so order yours today.