Mandarin oranges are little segments of bright citrus flavor suitable for salads, vegetables, main dishes and, of course, desserts.
Although mostly used in canned form, you may have eaten a fresh mandarin orange and not even realized it.
The mandarin orange is native to southeastern Asia and has been widely cultivated
in orange-growing regions of the world including Spain.
The tangerine resembles the orange but is smaller and oblate in shape and has a more pungent odor, a thinner rind, and sections that may be readily separated.
It has a food value comparable to that of the orange, but the fruit is more delicate.
This Can of mandarin oranges is seedless, and the fruit is peeled, separated into sections, membranes removed, and then canned in a light syrup.
Mandarin oranges are primarily eaten out-of-the can in the middle of the night or 3 in the morning as a resfreshment along with a spoon of ice cream.
Mandarin segments are utilized in fruit salads, gelatins, puddings, or on cakes.
So therefore if you make a fruit cake don't forget to have one or more fruit cans in your cupboard because you never know when you may need to use it.