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Oranges, Clementines, Mandarins, and Other Citrus
Tangerines

Sunny-hued and bursting with juice, citrus fruits, like the tangerines pictured, are a traditional Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.

& copy; 2010 Miri Rotkovitz

In these days of modern refrigeration and air-shipped produce, we tend to take perishable items for granted. But oranges and other citrus fruits were once a precious luxury in Europe and North America, enjoyed for only a brief period each year. Bright, sunny, and bursting with fragrant juice, oranges, tangerines, and clementines made welcome Christmas gifts, especially in the midst of cold winter.

Order sustainably grown, pesticide-free Owari satsuma mandarins (or other special citrus, like Meyer lemons and kumquats) from SnowsCitrus.com (from $25). Or, try the organic suburst tangerines or easy-peeling tangelos from UncleMatts.com (from $46).

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