Mandarins originated in China and were named after the Chinese officials of the Imperial court the "Mandarins" who used the fruit for various medicinal purposes. Australians consume approximately 70,000 tonnes of Australian mandarins throughout the season.
Selection, Storage and Availability
As for other citrus fruit mandarins are picked ripe. Select fruit that feels heavy for its size. Mandarins are available from Mid Autumn to early Summer.
A single mandarin provides adults with 190% of their daily intake of Vitamin C, whereas apples provide 40% and bananas 33%.