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Sol Zest Mandarins - The New Kid on the Block

One of our newer varieties of Indian River Citrus that is rapidly gaining in popularity, Sol Zest Mandarins are easy to peel, virtually seedless and sweeter than other citrus varieties.

The roots of the mandarin lie in China, where the fruits were named for the rich orange robes of the Mandarins, high-ranking court officials in classical Chinese culture, and were reserved for consumption by the upper classes. During Chinese New Year to this day, mandarins and tangerines are considered symbols of health and prosperity and decorate homes and offices.

Japan perfected the cultivation of the mandarin, known as a satsuma, throughout the Middle Ages and eventually re-introduced the fruit to China. Most canned mandarin oranges are satsumas from Japan. Mandarins joined the other Florida citrus in the US when cultivation began in the 1850's, continued into the 20th century and increased during the Second World War, when imports from Japan were banned.

Sol Zest's size and ease of peeling make them great for kids' lunchboxes and for dieters. At only about 50 calories each they are a low-calorie snack that is fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free and high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. They are generally available from November through the end of February. They can be stored at room temperature for two or three days and in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

While mostly eaten out of the hand, Sol Zest Mandarins are wonderful in green salads and desserts such as ambrosia. And don't throw away those peels! They can be used dried or fresh as a spice for cooking, baking, drinks or candy. Sol Zest Mandarins make wonderful citrus gifts for any occasion and can often be substituted in some of our citrus gift packages upon request. Order Sol Zest Mandarins today in our online shop!

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