What’s the difference between mandarins and oranges?
While both are citrus, orange-colored, and grow from trees, oranges tend to be larger and tarter with a thick skin that’s often tough to peel. Mandarins are much smaller, sweeter, and generally easier to peel.
How do I pick the right ones?
When your mandarins are completely orange with no green left on the skin and soft to the touch when held in the palm of your hand, they are ready to enjoy.
How can I use mandarins and oranges this season?
One of the best ways to enjoy either fruit is simply to peel it and eat it, but you can also use citrus to add depth to some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Add a touch of sweetness to savory dishes or brighten up salads and desserts. You can add mandarins or oranges to your fruit salad, cranberry sauce and stuffing. The juices can help enhance the flavor of your turkey, too.