Oh Tangelo.

27 Feb

Recently at Trader Joes I had been seeing these citrus type fruits for .69 cents each. They were labeled as ‘Minneloa’s’ so I assumed they were just some new fancy hybrid. Turns out I was wrong and Minneloa is just a type of Tangelo, which is something that I have heard of before. Needless to say, these Tangelos have been amazing and I am now obsessed.

Deutsch: Die Minneola ist eine Zitrusfrucht mi...

The Minneloa Tanglo is a cross between a Dancy tangerine and a Duncan grapefruit, this fruit was released in 1931 in Florida. The name Minneloa comes from the same named town in Florida. Tangelos tend to sick out from their fellow citrus counterparts due to their ‘stem in neck’ situation they have going on and simply because they appear to be too big to be oranges yet too orange to be grapefruits 😉

Now besides tasting delicious, Tangelos are also quite good for you. In only 70 calories per piece, you get 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, 100% of your daily Vitamin C needs and 80% of your daily Folate needs. These citrus guys are also no slouch when it comes to Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins B6 and A.

So next time you are grocery shopping keep an eye open for Tangelos because to put it simply, they are the ish.


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