Nothing brightens a cold winter day and boosts your immune system with Vitamin C quite like a refreshing Minneola Tangelo. A cross between a Tangerine and a Grapefruit, Tangelos are extremely juicy and have a vibrant, mostly sweet orange flavor with a distinct tangerine tanginess.
Minneolas are easy to spot – they have that goofy knob at the stem end, which actually makes them easier to peel. Their flesh is super juicy, has few to no seeds and delivers a sweet and tangy citrus flavor. Minneola Tangelos are ideal for on the go snacking, slicing onto salads, making smoothies – and fantastic for fresh squeezed juice.
Select Minneolas that feel heavy for their size and are free from soft spots. Skin scars, where the fruit rubbed against the leafs and stems on the tree, have no impact on eating quality.
Ever hear of a “Honey Bell”?
Honey Bells are Minneola Tangelos grown in Florida. Sometimes they’re sold as Honey Bells, other times they’re marked as Florida Minneolas. Honey Bells are often even juicer than their California-grown version, though their skin is not nearly as pretty and the knob at the stem end is less defined.