Minneolas, Organic and Biodynamic Call For Availability Beginning Spring 2019
MINNEOLA TANGELOS, ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC
In season: January through February
• Deliciously large fruit
• Rich, tart flavor
• Juicy with relatively few, if any seeds
• Thin, easy-to-peel, slightly pebbly-feeling skin
• Easy to separate into segments
• Deep orange peel
2–4 Minneolas = 1 cup of juice
Botanically classified as Citrus × tangelo, Minneola is the most widely grown Tangelo and is distinctive slightly bell shaped with a protruding nose at the stem-end neck.
Many medical professionals recommend that patients taking statin drugs not consume grapefruit due to compounds in grapefruit that can interact with the drugs. However, a Journal of Food Science study found that tangelos and tangerines, which also contain grapefruit parentage, do not have the same drug-interactive compounds.
We defer to the experts at the University of California Davis when we recommend storing all of our fruit at room temperature (around 70 degrees fahrenheit) because refrigerator temperatures (usually 38-42 degrees) can damage them and/or prevent them from ripening to their best flavor and texture. Place produce in an open bowl or on a countertop out of direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. Once cut or prepared, all fruits should be refrigerated promptly. Obviously, use all fruits and herbs within a few days since longer storage can result in loss of freshness and flavor.
We hand pick to order and ship only on Mondays and Tuesdays to maintain optimal freshness. We ship Fedex ground or home delivery. Expedited shipping is available. A street address is required. We cannot ship to a post office box. If you have any questions or your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, please give us a call as soon as possible at (760) 723-9997.