Meet the Mandarins

Smaller and flatter than oranges, these juicy fruits are simply irresistible. Mandarins are a native of Southeast Asia. The fruit is also a good source of vitamins A and C. It contains calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Here are some of the health benefits of eating Mandarins –

  • Antioxidant Properties: Mandarins are capable of fulfilling up to 80 percent of the daily vitamin C requirements. And as Vitamin C act as a potent antioxidant, it helps to prevent damage to healthy cells.
  • Cholesterol: They help to reduce the bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Treats Scurvy:  Scury is caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C. Mandarins being the best source of Vitamin C acts as the best natural medicine in treating Scurvy.

So remember to include this flavorful fruit from the citrus family in your diet.

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