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Calories, kcal: 70 Proteins, g: 1.0 Fats, g: 1.0 Carbohydrates, g: 13.0
Tangelo is a citrus crop, a hybrid of one of the varieties of mandarin or grapefruit. The hybrid was bred by breeders of the Department of Agriculture in the United States in 1897, the fruit of the mandarin and the pomelo was taken, and the incomparable fruits of the tangelo were obtained by crossing.
Nowadays, common varieties are Minneola and Orlando. Scientists claim that three thousand years ago, the wild tangelo plant grew in the territory of modern Thailand and China.
Farmers grow this fruit in Florida. The size of the fruit is the same as that of an orange and sometimes reaches the size of a grapefruit. The pulp is juicy, has a pale yellow or orange color, sour taste and a unique aroma. The skin of the fruit is orange in color, adheres tightly to the pulp, but is easily removed.
Tangelo is a low-calorie product, containing only 70 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Ripe fruits contain a high concentration of flavonoids, containing anti-inflammatory properties, high potassium content. Reduces blood pressure, is useful for hypertensive patients, breaks down and removes cholesterol, fights cancer cells, strengthens human bone tissue, contains vitamins: A, B, C, E and useful substances: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, antioxidants, essential oils and organic acids that fight colds in the respiratory tract.
Useful properties of tangelo and harm
Tangelo strengthens blood vessels, eliminates constipation, cleanses the intestines of harmful substances, and improves immunity. Tangelo, like grapefruit, is able to fight excess weight, this fruit is able to burn calories and is considered dietary. The essential oils obtained from the tangelo fruit increase appetite.
But there is also a negative side. Due to the acidity that the fruit contains, it should not be eaten by those who have diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, with high acidity. Also, be wary of people with exacerbation of gastritis and ulcers. It contains a large amount of sugar, so it is strictly forbidden to use this product in large quantities for diabetics.
The use of tangelo in cooking
In cooking, jams, preserves, confitures, berry salads are prepared from the fruits of excellent taste. Fruit is added to cold desserts and baked goods.
When choosing on store shelves, carefully look at the weight of the fruit, ripe fruits have more weight than unripe ones, and the skin is smooth and firm, dark orange in color.