Mandarins are a fruit that belongs to the Citrus genus and have many varieties and are thought to be of Chinese origin. The mandarins, popularly consumed in winter, are the fruit of an evergreen shrub. Clementine, Tango and Satsuma, Owari are the most common varieties. Here are the benefits of mandarins, which is rich in beneficial plant compounds and fibre like other citrus fruits.
Nutritional Value of Mandarins
One medium mandarin (88 grams):
Protein: 0,7 grams
Fat: 0,3 grams
Fibre: 2 grams
Vitamin C: %26 of the daily value
Copper: %4 of the daily value
Potassium: %3 of the daily value
Magnesium: %2,5 of the daily value
Iron: %1 of the daily value
The Benefits of Mandarins
- Mandarins are rich in antioxidants and contain carotenoids that help prevent liver cancer in particular. It can help prevent cancer with its vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds.
- Mandarins help strengthen the immune system as a good source of vitamin C. It can help prevent from infection of wounds with its antimicrobial properties. It is especially helpful in preventing bacterial ailments related to colds in winter. Mandarins increase body resistance in diseases such as cough, cold and flu.
- Mandarins can help reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol and increase the production of good cholesterol with its antioxidant properties.
- Mandarins can help lower blood pressure because of the potassium it contains. It can help keep blood pressure regular by allowing blood to pass through the arteries smoothly.
- It can help to lose weight by keeping you full for a long time since mandarins are rich in fibre. At the same time, being rich in fibre helps the digestive system to work regularly and prevents constipation.
- The vitamin C found in mandarins are very beneficial for skin health both when consumed and applied topically. It helps to reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines and spots.
- The mandarin oil can speed up the healing process by assisting the formation of new cells and tissues.