All About…Tangelos!

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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!

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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.)

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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.
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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.
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They are so easy to grab and go!  I love having a snack that is healthy and requires zero at-home prep!
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Have you enjoyed your tangelos this season?
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