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The tangerine is a variety of mandarin orange that likely originated in China. The skin is usually a deep-orange color and the fruit is often peeled and eaten out of hand.

Tangerines are an exceptionally good source of vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for maintaining and improving eyesight while vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that helps control infections and maintain healthy bones, teeth, and blood vessels. (See more tangerine nutrition facts on

Short-term, tangerines/tangelos will keep well at a cool room temperature. For longer-term storage, keep them in the refrigerator.