A must have during Chinese New Year Festive Season. Oblate in shape, reddish-orange color, slightly wrinkled skin that is easier to peel and split into segments. Very sweet and juicy. Good for cooking and baking as they are firmer and can withstand heat better.
Vitamin A improves eyesight, immune function, bone and skin health
Lower risk of liver cancer. A 2.5 years study published in March 2009 issue of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics shows that people with chronic hepatitis reduced the risk of developing liver cancer after drinking mandarin juice daily.
Mandarin orange contains Vitamin C that has antioxidant properties that help to destroy unstable molecules known as free radical. Thereby boosting immune system to fight infections and prevent cellular damage.
Vitamin C can promote collagen production, healthy gums, wound healing, beneficial as a cure of diabetes and neurotransmitter function.
The antioxidant in orange will combat free radicals and prevent oxidizing and sticking of cholesterol to your artery wall. Thereby lowering risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It will also cause a decrease in liver disease.
Mandarin orange has high fiber that can help in constipation and weight loss.
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