Mandarin oranges are smaller than other oranges, more oblate. They are also less sour. The flesh is soft, squishy, and juicy. They are a popular winter holiday fruit in America and China.
The heavier, the juicier. The bumpy skin should have no mold or soft spots. You can keep them in a bowl on the table. Putting them in the crisper keeps them longer.
The thin skin peels off easily. The white pith around the wedges is edible, but bitter, and may need to be picked away. They’re a fresh addition to a salad, and a key ingredient in ambrosia. Try slicing up the peel up and coat it in chocolate!