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You all know that tangerines are rich sources of vitamin C, but did you know they contain a myriad of other antioxidants, phytonutrients, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber? All this and they are delicious and make for a very healthy snack. Besides any one in your kid’s lunchboxes or in a bowl on your table, what else can you do with tangerine’s?

  • Juice them for wonderful change from orange juice. You can also add just a little juice to mineral water or tea
  • Add zest to whipped cream
  • Mix grated peel into room temperature butter and spread on warm rolls or toast.
  • Add juice and zest to your frosting recipe.
  • Add chopped segments to your coleslaw.
  • Use in marmalades instead of oranges. Makes a great hostess gift!
  • Use in a marinade for poultry or fish. Just mix some juice and zest with a little sesame oil, toasted sesame oil, freshly grated ginger and Tamari soy sauce.
  • Add to a spinach salad with dried cranberries and goat cheese. Top with toasted pecans.
  • Thinly slice, place on salmon filets and bake. Top with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Using a food processor, pulse until coarse: a couple tangerines (skin and all!) a handful or two of fresh cranberries, a little grated fresh ginger, a couple tablespoons of sugar, a shake of ground cloves and anything else that strikes you!

Dry slices in your dehydrator. Yum


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