Tangerines nutrition facts and health benefits


Antioxidants:
Tangerines contain abundant quantities of the antioxidant compound, vitamin C. This vitamin removes the excess amounts of free radicals from the body and protects the body against several diseases like arthritis, reduces high cholesterol levels, protects against many viral diseases, helps in healing of wounds, and prevents the development of degenerative diseases. The fruit also contains other antioxidants like naringin, naringenin, beta-carotenes, vitamin A, xanthins etc.

Cancer;
A naturally occurring phytochemical compound, tangeretin, is present in the peel of the tangerines and it shows anti-cancer activity. This compound has shown good results in the lab for inhibition of the leukemic cells. Moreover, this compound also prevents the effect of mutagens on the cells, which is another cause for cancer.

Skin:
Tangerines contain very high amounts of the beauty flavonoid, hesperidin. This chemical along with vitamin C helps in the collagen formation, which provides structural support to the skin. This delays the effects of aging and keeps the skin younger-looking. Moreover, this flavonoid also has antioxidant properties and protects the skin against UV damage, pollution, illness etc.

Useful in:
Antioxidants | Anti-inflammatory | Diabetes II | Cardiovascular disorders | Skin | Arthritis | Cancer | Respiratory ailments | Obesity | Anti-aging | Digestion |

Nutrients:
Serving size: 100 g

Nutrients Amount
Energy 223 kJ (53 kcal)
Water 85.17 g
Carbohydrates 13.34 g
Sugars 10.58 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.31 g
Protein 0.81 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. 34 μg
beta-carotene 155 μg
Thiamine (B1) 0.058 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.036 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.376 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.216 mg
Vitamin B6 0.078 mg
Folate (B9) 16 μg
Choline 10.2 mg
Vitamin C 26.7 mg
Vitamin E 0.2 mg
Minerals
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 0.15 mg
Magnesium 12 mg
Manganese 0.039 mg
Phosphorus 20 mg
Potassium 166 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Zinc 0.07 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28