Relevant tips before the new year holidays.
New year’s vanity is taking us into its vortex. Shop Windows already decorated for the major winter holiday, the shelves full of all kinds of Souvenirs and the grocery departments of stores filled with the bright scent of tangerines — the indispensable attribute of the holiday table. These juicy fruits are, of course, should not only please us with their appearance, but also charge the necessary vitamins, which are so lacking in the winter. Experts told how not to get lost in the abundance of tangerine and choose a really delicious and healthy Christmas fruit.
Pedigree of Mandarin
The birthplace of the beloved citrus fruit is considered of South-East Asia — China and Cochinchina (Vietnam). It is from this plant beginning the journey around the world. Today tangerine trees can be found almost in all parts of the world. For the growth of this fruit important the warm climate and plenty of sun.
No wonder the mandarins became the main winter dessert — the fruits ripen in November-December, so New year’s fruit, as a rule, “on top form”. However, when buying Mandarin oranges is better to follow a few simple rules.
Rules for the selection of mandarins
Weigh any fruit in the palm of your hand. It is believed that the Mandarin seems harder than it looks, it will taste juicy and sweet.
Ask the seller what varieties of fruits in the store and where they brought. The sweet and juicy are mandarins varieties clementines. The best suppliers from Spain and Morocco.
Carefully inspect the fruit on the skins of Mandarin should not be a trace of rot and pozelenenie, they should not have damages.
Weigh all the “pros” and “cons”
Mandarin is considered a dietary product. It contains many useful vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails, vitamin C, responsible for the growth and repair of body tissues, and vitamin E, without which it cannot function properly the nervous and the immune system.
Mandarin stimulates the metabolism, helps to destroy microbes and fungi in the body. The use of Mandarin can not only fresh, but also as an ingredient in infusions and decoctions. This citrus fruit is used as antipyretic, to cleanse the respiratory tract and even as an antiemetic. In addition, the Mandarin — the perfect antidepressant.
However, doctors advise to be careful with the consumption of tangerines. First of all, it concerns those who have problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Tangerine contains acid, which irritates the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines. It can also trigger excessive release of bile gallbladder, which is dangerous in pancreatitis and cholecystitis. Also remember that many people may be allergic to citrus fruits — in this case from the mandarins should be abandoned.
Get maximum pleasure
Not to spoil the joy of absorption of tangerines, don’t take these sour fruits milk and dairy products. This can lead to swelling, discomfort in the stomach, hinder digestion. Also because of the content of this fruit acid should not eat tangerines on an empty stomach — even if you dont suffer from ulcers or gastritis, it could trigger an increase in stomach acid and with regular cases, to the emergence of these diseases.
It is thought that tangerine peel contains many nutrients and that you can eat the peel of the fruit. But remember that fruits are often treated with ethylene to longer retain its colour wash mandarins, even if you eat only the pulp.
Tangerines — a wonderful holiday tradition. But remember that good thing in moderation. Do not get hung up on all the rules and use tangerine and let the fruit will serve you healthy vitamin charge, not just a new year’s table decoration.
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