The Mandarin orange, also known as mandarin or mandarine, is a small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling the orange. The fruit is oblate, rather than spherical. Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain, or in fruit salads. Specifically reddish orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical classification.
The Mandarin orange, also known as the mandarin or mandarine (both lower-case), is a small citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) with fruit resembling other oranges. The fruit is oblate rather than spherical.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Mandarin oranges are little segments of bright citrus flavor suitable for salads, vegetables, main dishes and, of course, desserts.
Conserving and Storing
They may be stored in a cool, dark spot for a few days, but ideally should be refrigerated to extend shelf life up to two weeks.Store unopened cans on a cool shelf up to six months. Once opened, they should be refrigerated in a covered container and used within one week.