So…did anyone else think a tangelo was a musical instrument when they first heard of it? No? Just me? Well, fruit lovers rejoice, because it is not, in fact, an instrument, but instead is a juicy orangey piece of fruit! It’s actually a hybrid fruit, a cross between a tangerine and a pomelo (similar to grapefruit), hence the name. Is your mind blown yet? Mine sort of was!
These juicy citrus hybrids are a great nutritional choice, in addition to being a tasty one, with one tangelo giving you 100% of your daily recommended vitamin C and 80% of folate, all for only about 70 calories. Sweet! (Literally.)
You can slice them up and eat them like an orange, or you can segment them and put them in a salad, or you can just enjoy them as they are. They aren’t terribly difficult to peel, and they are a great snack to throw in your bag before you leave your house for the day.
If eating them raw isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the flavor by baking with them. Muffins, scones, cakes…the flavor would be lovely! Or, you can add them to a smoothie for a little citrus kick, or preserve the flavor by canning some jam or marmalade.
They are so easy to grab and go! I love having a snack that is healthy and requires zero at-home prep!
Have you enjoyed your tangelos this season?