Organic Satsuma Mandarins
Citrus Season is the most wonderful time of the year! Jon takes a look at two of his favorite citrus varieties that are in peak season right now – Clementine and Satsuma Mandarins.
Citrus lovers “in-the-know” look forward to the Satsuma variety each year. Why? As a Mandarin, Satsumas are easy to peel, juicy, fist-size and smaller, seedless and sweet. But here’s the deal: unlike Clementines, Satsuma Mandarins have a bigger, richer, more complex flavor profile with more classic Tangerine notes in their deep orange, juicy-sweet flesh. Plus, their dimpled-rough skin is puffier, and therefore even easier to peel with your fingers than Clementine Mandarins.
Satsuma Mandarins have a rich, complex flavor profile with classic Tangerine notes in their deep orange, juicy-sweet flesh.
Satsuma Mandarin Tips
- Select Satsuma Mandarins that are free from gooey-soft spots (decay) and punctures, but if the skin feels loose or puffy that is normal for the variety.
- Refrigerate Satsuma Mandarins until the day you intend to eat them, since this variety often has high sugar levels and will go bad quicker than other citrus fruits.