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tangerine nutrition facts calories and health benefits

Calories, Fat and Cholesterol

Tangerines are an excellent choice for those watching their weight and monitoring their fat intake. According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, one medium-size tangerine weighing 109 g has only 50 calories, no fat and no cholesterol.

Carbohydrates, Fiber and Protein

These small, aromatic citrus fruits are good sources of dietary fiber, with 8 percent of your recommended daily value of fiber in each medium-size tangerine. One tangerine contains 13 g of carbohydrates altogether, of which 2 g are fiber and 9 g are sugars. A tangerine also delivers 1 g of protein.

Vitamins

Like citrus fruits in general, tangerines are a significant source of vitamin C. One medium-size tangerine has 45 percent of your recommended daily value of this nutrient. It also has 6 percent of vitamin A; 4 percent of thiamin, vitamin B6 and folate; and 2 percent of riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.