In the United States, the word mandarin and tangerine are used interchangeably to refer to easy to peel, small citrus fruits that break apart easily into segments. Mandarins can be seeded or unseeded, and are generally sweeter than oranges.
Peel and eat fresh or consider using your mandarins in salads, jellies, and fish dishes. Pair with fennel, bleu cheese, spicy salad greens, or other bold flavors.
Store mandarins on the counter for about a week or in the fridge for several weeks.
There are many varieties of Mandarin oranges in the Abundant Harvest Organics produce boxes in the winter and early spring seasons.
Murcott mandarins are small, easy to peel, and seedless.
Satsuma mandarins are juicy, very sweet, and easy to peel. The loose fitting peel is sometimes called “zipper skin” because it zips right off in two or three tears. Satsumas are low in acid and typically have a very low seed occurrence.