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Yosemite Gold Tangerines
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This item was last sold on : 04/21/18
The Yosemite Gold tangerine measures around three to four inches in diameter, which is large for this kind of citrus. On the outside, the rind is bright red-orange, thin, and finely textured. The peel comes off easily to reveal moderately juicy and rich flesh without any seeds. The Yosemite Gold tastes orange-like, mostly robustly sweet with some acidic qualities.
Yosemite Gold tangerines are available in the winter months.
The Yosemite Gold tangerine is a fairly new hybrid citrus developed by the University of California Riverside's citrus breeding program in 2002. This tangerine resulted as a hybrid between the Temple tangor as parent, and a Dancy and Encore mandarin hybrid as the other. The Yosemite Gold tangerine is sometimes called a mandarin, but these are the same fruits. Tangerines (and clementines) are varietals of mandarins, so that tangerine is simply a more specific name a type of mandarin.
Tangerines, although small, contain half of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C. They also have fiber, potassium, and folic acid, as well as two teaspoons of sugar.
Yosemite Gold tangerines make great snacks as is for adults and kids alike. To cook with them, add them to salads and seafood dishes, or even broil or sauté them for dessert. As with other citrus, choose tangerines that are heavy and smooth rather than shriveled. The skin should feel less attached to the fruit than is normal with other citrus such as oranges. Keep Yosemite Golds in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for up to a week.
Yosemite Golds are a new variety of tangerine, but their forbears have often been part of Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese word for mandarin sounds like the word for "luck," and their bright orange color reminds people of gold, so they have become a symbol for a happy and wealthy new year.
Mandarins are native to China, which still produces and consumes the most mandarins in the world. The varietal of mandarin known as the tangerine was grown in North Africa, and takes its name from the Moroccan city of Tangier, from which it was exported to Europe in the nineteenth century.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Crust Pizzeria-Carmel||San Diego CA||858-350-3400|
|Hyatt Islandia||San Diego CA||619-224-1234|
|Hotel Republic San Diego||San Diego CA||619-398-3100|
|Scrimshaw Coffee||San Diego CA||951-663-2207|
|Herb & Wood||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|Tribute Pizza||San Diego CA||858-220-0030|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Sheldons Service Station||La Mesa CA||619-741-8577|
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