An orange-colored citrus fruit that is a variety of the Mandarin orange. Tangerines are grown in Florida, California, Arizona, and Texas.
Tangerines are smaller than oranges with bright orange skins and slightly looser peels than oranges.
Selecting and Buying
Each variety has its own short season, lasting approximately 2-3 months.
Preparation and Use
Choose tangerines that are heavy for their size, an indication that they are juicier. The fruit should not be soft.
Conserving and Storing
Store the tangerine in a cool (not cold) place. Cold will damage the fruit. If the tangerines are placed in a plastic bag, punch small holes in the bag to avoid the condensation which could damage the fruit.