Lately, I’ve been eating tangelos like crazy. They’re just so easy to peel! Here’s more on this eater-friendly fruit:
Information on Tangelo
Tangelo is also sometimes referred to as the honeybell fruit and it is actually a hybrid fruit. Tangelo is a cross between the mandarin orange and the grapefruit. Mandarin orange is also a hybrid because it is actually a cross between an orange and a tangerine. It has a very high nutritional value because it is jam packed with vitamin C, thiamine, potassium and dietary fiber. Tangelos are characterized by their deep orange color and a pebbly texture of the peel which can be removed very easily. They are very juicy and they have a mildly sweet flavor. The two most important varieties of tangelo are the Orlando tangelos and the Minneola tangelos. They are smaller than oranges and their peel comes off much more easily.
Tangelo Nutritional Value
An average tangelo may contain up to 32 calories. It also contains 0.08 grams of total fat, 7.99 milligrams of calcium, 0.01 grams of saturated fats, 160 milligrams of vitamin C, 0.017 grams of polyunsaturated fats, 6.36 grams of sugar, 0.016 grams of monounsaturated fats, 0.64 grams of proteins, 7.99 grams of total carbohydrates, 123 milligrams of potassium and 16 grams of dietary fiber. It does not contain any iron, vitamin A or cholesterol.
Tangelo Health Benefits
Tangelo provides the human body with all the health benefits that oranges provide. It is a remarkable source of flavonoids and vitamin C. It is very efficient in prevention and treatment of certain medical conditions such as common cold, bronchitis, throat infections, asthma and all the other problems that may affect the lower and upper respiratory tract.
Tangelo may also come in very handy in fighting the free radicals and reducing the damage they cause. It is very beneficial in slowing down the process of aging, boosting the immune system and reducing the risks of different types of viral infections and cancers. It is an excellent source of calcium so it can be of great help in strengthening the bones. Tangelo can also be of great help for all those who suffer from diabetes, constipation and different types of heart diseases.