The Food Coach

Healthy Food Database - Tangelo

The tangelo is a citrus fruit originally developed by crossing a grapefruit with a mandarin. It looks similar to a mandarin, although bigger and rounder, with a knob at the top. The tartness from the grapefruit is combined with the flavour, smell and easy-to-peel mandarin. Tangelos have light to deep orange skin.

Look for well-formed fruit that is heavy for its size. Avoid bruised or softened, damp fruit.

Tangelos are ripe when picked and will, like other citrus fruit, go mouldy if stored at room temperature for too long. Refrigerate them in the crisper of your refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Winter
To Buy: Look for well-formed fruit that is heavy for its size. Avoid bruised or softened, damp fruit.
To Store: Tangelos are ripe when picked and will, like other citrus fruit, go mouldy if stored at room temperature for too long. Refrigerate them in the crisper of your refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Tips & Tricks:

Nutrition (1 Unit):

Weight (grams): 95
Carbohydrates, g: 7.4
Fat (g): 0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Folic Acid: Important during pregnancy as this vitamin is involved in the duplication of chromosomes, preventing birth defects. Lowers the risk of heart disease and is necessary for proper brain and gut function.
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Very high
Energy (kJ): 163
Protein (g): 0.6
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Vitamin C: Antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immune-boosting, this vitamin has a range of uses. Is essential for collagen formation, therefore plays a role in wound healing. Fights infection and protects against free radical damage. Vitamin C helps maintain normal cholesterol levels, promotes the absorption of iron and counters the effects of stress as it is concentrated in the adrenal glands.

Contraindications:
Large doses can cause diaorrhea or gas.
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Very High
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: Tangelos are delicious eaten as they are.

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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