Mandarin Golden Nugget
Getting its name from its golden-orange skin and pebbled appearance of being a real gold nugget, mandarin golden nuggets (Citrus reticulata) are a cross between the Wilking and Kincy mandarins. A juicy variety, they taste sweet with a hint of tartness. Its flesh is deep orange in color and the fruit is usually seedless.
Mandarin golden nuggets are high in vitamin C, folate and dietary fiber as well as vitamin A, calcium, potassium and antioxidants.
Golden nuggets are usually eaten fresh, tossed in salads, served in a fruit tart or added to any dessert. They are also commonly juiced for cocktails or smoothies. Paired with shallots, dried or fresh berries, olive oil, fennel and fresh herbs, they are delicious served with chicken, pork or seafood.