First Fresh News

Gisborne Encore Mandarins - make summer sweet

ADVERTORIAL: While other citrus has come and gone by the time you’ve got your togs out and are hitting the beach, Gisborne Encore Mandarins are just coming into their own.

They are the true Kiwi summer citrus, because they are ripe and juicy from mid-October to mid-March. And, because they’re grown in sunny Gisborne and not imported from overseas, you’re eating the freshest taste of a Kiwi summer.

These self-contained, little bundles of sweetness are super easy to peel, so you can throw some in your beach bag and you’re set for snacks for the day. They’re great in salads, fruit salads or frozen and used as ice cubes in drinks. And who doesn’t need a change from kiwifruit on your pav? Mandarin pav is the way to go. Why? Because Gisborne Encore Mandarins make summer sweet!

Mandarins are a favourite around the world and have long been considered by the Chinese to be symbols of abundance and good fortune and are believed to have traditional medicinal properties.

They’re low in fat and rich in vitamins A, B and C. They’re also rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium, and are high in fibre with a 14 per cent fibre content. Plus, they contain both soluble and insoluble fibre-like hemicelluloses and pectin, both of which are useful in preventing absorption of cholesterol in the body.

Mandarins potentially support reduction in signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. This is due to the presence of anti-oxidants which protect the skin from UVA rays hence prevent damage caused by the sun as well as free radicals.
So, make your summer sweet and healthy and get some Gisborne Encore Mandarins at your local supermarket today.

Like us on Facebook for more sweet summer recipe and drink ideas, and heaps of mandarin-inspired summer giveaways! Search “First Fresh NZ” or click here.