The uniqueness of mandarins is that unlike the other citrus fruits, they can be seen on the shelves of stores only in winter − just for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Of course, today supermarkets provide a wide range of goods, and the mandarins can now be purchased in the summer, but they cannot always be bought and not everywhere. Moreover, the most delicious and useful mandarins are delivered to us only in the winter. The taste of mandarin is somewhat different from the tastes of other citrus fruits, so it is so loved by many of us, especially children.
For the first time, the mandarins appeared in East Asia − China, Taiwan, but today they grow in almost all countries of the subtropics and the tropics. For example, today, the mandarins are grown on an industrial scale in the southern states of the United States, where the seedlings of this citrus culture were imported at the end of the 19th century by the Italian ambassador. The place where you can meet the plantations of mandarin is New Orleans, California, Texas, Georgia and Florida. The most famous varieties of mandarins that come to us are Turkish, Spanish and Georgian mandarins. There are many other varieties, but from these are the most of all. Well, let us consider the useful properties of the mandarin that is, what they bring to us, other than the general joy and euphoria?!
In fact, the mandarins bring not only positive emotions, but also contain a lot of useful vitamins and minerals, which get into our body with the use of this fruit. So, in it there are such vitamins as a group of vitamins B, as well as an abundant amount of vitamin C, K and D. In addition, there is a complex of minerals − zinc, iron, manganese and about 27 more components. Also, the mandarins contain essential oils and various acids, thanks to which a lot of nitrates and harmful substances do not accumulate in mandarins during their maturation.
Useful Properties of Mandarin
One of the most useful properties of the mandarin is the ability to restore the vitamin complex in the body. That is, when in winter the amount of vitamins in our organism sharply decreases, we experience their lack and from this the body begins to suffer. The lack of vitamins in each person's organism manifests itself in different forms − someone becomes pale the skin, the surface of the skin gets a "dim" view, acnes appear, dandruff may begin, the health condition deteriorate considerably, and this is noticeable even externally. So, the mandarins contribute to the effective and rapid recovery of the vitamin complex, and in general the forces. This is the strongest and most important quality that mandarin possesses and the results of which are on one's hands.
Let the caloric content of the mandarin and low (within 40-50 kcal), but the mandarin strengthens the feeling of satiety, and it will be enough you to eat three-four fruits. In addition, the mandarin perfectly quenches thirst, while replenishing our organism with various acids, minerals and so on. This property not only provides the body with vitamins, but also helps to augment the hemoglobin, thereby increasing immunity. The mandarin reduces body temperature, although not significant. This is very effective in the case of the so-called "critical temperature," that is, about 99-99.3 °F. The mandarin helps against the development of colds and bronchial diseases. So, it significantly relieves swelling of the throat, has a calming effect for the throat and helps reduce the pain in the chest. It is also proven to the positive effect of the mandarins on the circulatory system, in particular on the heart and the blood vessels. Thus, mandarin strengthens the heart's walls of chambers, and also makes the walls of vessels more durable and elastic, improving the blood capacity, thereby stabilizing the pressure. The mandarins affect the composition of the blood itself. They increase the number of red cells − erythrocytes, increasing the flow of oxygen in the blood.
The mandarins affect our well-being not for a reason. In fact, antioxidants and substances that are situated the fruit, affect the nervous system, stimulating the work of nerve cells in general. Thus, thanks to the mandarins, the tone of the body rises, the mood becomes invigorating and also a lot of strength appears. Among other things, the mandarins are useful not only for the pulp, but for the skin itself. If you are sure that it is not processed by any chemical means, then you can safely include it in your diet. If there are doubts, of course, it is better to refuse. The mandarins are one of those citrus fruits that can be eaten by pregnant women. The fact is that this fruit does not create any aggressive conditions or influences, which, in fact, needed them if they are expecting.
Contraindications of mandarins and harmful properties
As we have already noted, there are no particularly harmful properties in the mandarins. However, there are some caveats, according to which, the mandarins should not be consumed by people prone to allergies and other types of reaction, when a concentrated substance are getting in their organism. Thus, you can safely eat the mandarins, without any fear, if you are sure of your own state of health.