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Minneolas

Another delicious citrus has arrived on the scene.  Minneolas, also known as Honeybells, can be picked out of a crowd with their knob like neck which gives it a bell shape.  Minneolas are tangelos, a cross between a Duncan grapefruit and a Dancy tangerine that was developed in 1931 by the USDA Horticultural Research station in Orlando and named after Minneola, Florida. They grow large in size with seeds and develop a deep red orange skin with a delicious sweet-tart flavor. They are easier to peel than oranges and are great for juicing.

Minneola trees are small in height, around twenty feet and have shiny leaves and flowers which have a very strong odor.  Minneolas are usually planted with cross pollinators and tend to have heavy crops every other year.  They are available from January through April with the peak harvest in January.  Like oranges, Minneolas are beneficial for the immune system and are a good source of folate, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B and vitamin C which helps prevent the pre-mature aging damage done from free radicals. They are best eaten out of hand, juiced or try them in a salad.

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