Yes, after reading this article you’ll never buy tangerines again! Why – because you can grow them at home, in flower pots or in your garden. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this! But, before we show you how to grow tangerines, I would like to say a few words about its health benefits.
Tangerines, also known as mandarin oranges, are a tasty and refreshing citrus fruit packed with many nutritious compounds, including flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and potassium. These healthful components contribute to the health of all parts of the body, from cell DNA to the bones and heart. Tangerines are comparable to oranges, but pack even more vitamin A and iron, and slightly less vitamin C. As in oranges, Tangerines too are very low (53 calories/100 g) in calories. Nevertheless, they are valuable sources of flavonoid anti-oxidants like naringenin, naringin, hesperetin, vitamin A, carotenes, xanthins and luteins; in fact, several times higher than in the oranges. Further, they contain natural soluble and insoluble fiber like hemi-cellulose, pectin…etc., which prevents cholesterol absorption in the gut. Adequate fiber in the food aids in smooth bowel movements by acting as a laxative.
Yes, and as we said, now many people know the fact that these fruits can be cultivated at home, in flowerpots or in the garden. We will provide all the needed information on how to grow your own tangerines at home:
Here’s what you need to do:
First, you need to get a medium- sized flowerpot with holes at the bottom for drainage. Then, you need to put small stones on its bottom, and use organic soil for better drainage. Additionally, use a bit of sand on the ground for better ventilation. After that, sow the tangerine seeds, cover them well, but do not press them firmly into the soil. Place the flowerpot on some sunny place. Well, you can also add a fertilizer high in magnesium, zinc, and iron. When the soil is dry to an inch deep, water the tangerines. Do not forget to cut the withered and broken branches. And remember – when you pick your fruits from this plant, you should be gentle and careful, in order not to cause any damage.
Well, there you have it guys! And now, you can enjoy your own, pesticide-free tangerines, and avoid the sprayed ones at the market, which are loaded with chemicals and can cause serious problems for your health! Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family. Thank you and have a nice day!