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Mandarins in the eco-test: Six tips through which you can see whether the fruit is fresh

They taste wonderfully sweet, the orange fruits. But they can also be dry and woody. Here you can find out how the consumer recognizes fresh mandarins in the supermarket.

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Munich - When peeling, they smell fresh. Your fragrance reminds that the Christmas season has come. The customer immediately wants to bite into the lush fruit. But then the disappointment. Too many kernels, the pulp of the citrus fruit is too dry, tastes a little woody. No real pleasure for palate and tongue. The customer quickly gets annoyed about the two to five euros, which he spent on the bag of mandarins in the supermarket.

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there would be several options for customers to test the fruits before buying in the market before they end up in them in the shopping basket. The consumer magazine Öko-Test has six useful recommendations for mandarin purchase .

Tip 1: If the mandarin in your hand already feels suspiciously , customers should leave them better in the market. Because the longer the fruits have already been harvested, the more juice evaporates and the easier the fruit is. Tip 2: Anyone between the shell and fruit grabs air should know that this is a sign that the tangerine is no longer fresh. Tip 3: Mandarins should be nice and not give in to slight pressure . Tip 4: is the stem of the fruit light and looks fresh, according to the eco-test, this is a good sign. If the stem eats rather brownish, this indicates that the citrus fruit was harvested some time ago. Tip 5: Mandarins with mushy or brown spots on the shell should generally not buy consumers. Most of them should no longer taste good. Tip 6: If the fruit on the stem still has green leaves , this is often a sign of fresh fruits.

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  Mandarinen im Öko-Test: Sechs Tipps durch die Sie erkennen, ob die Frucht frisch ist © provided by Merkur Photo © Imago Mandarins in the test: In the bowl of conventional fruits, pesticides are often also this experience. Many buyers of mandarin bags in supermarkets such as REWE, EDEKA and Kaufland are likely to have already had. The network looks good, the fruits smell wonderful and the round small citrus fruits feel good. The bag costs just 1.99 euros. A lucrative offer for the customer. But be careful: "Pesticides can be stuck in the shell of conventional fruits," warn consumer advocates. And advise organic mandarins. This applies especially to when consumers want to continue to use the shells. For example, for preparing a delicious Christmas tunnel, a mandarin cake without baking or garnishing pretty cookies for the Christmas Eve.

It can make sense to buy the fruits on a weekly market in the fruit and vegetable shop. Not only because customers can often try the sweet acids, orange mandarins in advance. Then the consumer also knows where the citrus goods come from. Because often the fruits in the supermarket have had a long journey, come from South America or China. Öko-Test therefore advises consumers to "prefer to use European goods". Spanish fruits such as "Orangen from Valencia" are now world famous. Mandarins are also grown there. According to China, Spain is the world's largest mandarin producer, several thousand tons of the popular winter fruits are exported, the main buyer within the EU is Germany. It can be advisable to pay attention to the sheet of the fruit when buying.

What distinguishes a mandarin from a clementine, the fruits look confused similar and consumers should know the difference in any case.

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