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Mandarin is a fruit from citrus fruits family. Different types of mandarin are Satsuma mandarin caasn(Christmas orange), Clementine, Tangerine (Dancy Mandarin), and Tangor. A medium mandarin weighs about 88 grams, providing12 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. The yellow coloration of the fruit is due to the pigment xanthophylls.

Average calories: 48 per one medium fruit.

Mandarin: one medium

Carbohydrate

12

Fiber

2

Protein

0

Fat

0

Calories

48

 

Vitamins found in higher amounts: vitamins C, B1, B6, and B9.

Minerals found in higher amounts: potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Phytonutrients found in higher amounts and their health benefits: carotenoids are the only phytonutrients in mandarin. The carotenoids are of the subtype of xanthophylls and they include lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, neoxanthin, violaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin. Carotenoids have antioxidant activities and reduce risk of lung cancer. They also protect from age-related eye diseases.