Tangerine is a citrus fruit, aromatic and rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C, flavonoids, fibers, antioxidants, essential oils and potassium. Thanks to its properties, it provides various health benefits, improving intestinal health and stimulating the immune system.
This fruit can be consumed simple or can be incorporated into some recipes to prepare juices or desserts. Tangerine leaves can be used to prepare infusions, and its scientific name is Citrus reticulata.
The main benefits of tangerine for the body are:
Prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis and stroke;
Decrease bad LDL cholesterol, thanks to its fiber content;
Strengthen the immune system, thanks to its vitamin C content;
Prevent and control diabetes because it is low glycemic, so it helps regulate blood sugar, thanks to its fiber content;
Prevent and control high blood pressure, because it is rich in potassium, a mineral that regulates blood pressure;
Improve digestion and functioning of the intestine;
Promote weight loss because it has few calories and increases the feeling of fullness;
Help fight the flu and colds, by being rich in vitamin C;
Act as a natural calming and is excellent for those who suffer from insomnia.
In addition to this, tangerine due to its vitamin C content favors the absorption of iron at the intestinal level, so in cases of anemia, it should be consumed in conjunction with iron-rich foods.
Benefits for Skin and Hair
In addition to being consumed as a dessert, in juices and teas, tangerine is also used as a raw material in the manufacture of beauty products, being added in creams for both hair and skin. Mandarin extract has the power to act as an astringent and moisturizer helping to nourish the skin, while in the hair it acts to prevent seborrhea and stimulate the growth of strands.
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Store in a cool and dry place