Mandarins are considered a great addition to a healthy diet, but food manufacturers often cheat the consumer. What dangers can lie in wait when buying tangerines?
The fact that these juicy orange fruits with a great aroma can seriously harm the body, writes health info with reference to the "Observer". It turns out that because of the tangerines, especially those brought from afar, there is a real risk of suffering from parasites. According to experts, traces of Mediterranean fly larvae may remain on the surface of the fruit - eating such fruits can easily cause poisoning.
“Before eating, tangerines must be washed. Many hazardous substances can be found on the peel. You also need to wash your hands thoroughly after touching the skin of the fruit,”the experts warned.
In particular, to preserve products, carriers often cover fruits with ethylene, and this chemical acts as a toxin when it enters the body and also accumulates in the liver. Usually such fruits are sticky to the touch. If a bright waxy sheen is visible on the peel, chances are that the fruit has been treated with fungicides, a substance used to combat mold. These chemicals can cause kidney failure and are especially harmful if the person also drinks alcohol.
Tangerines that feel too juicy and retain finger-dents when pressed are most likely frostbite in storage. Doctors do not recommend eating such fruits. Also, according to them, it is not necessary to eat tangerines with green spots, as this usually indicates a disease of the fruit tree.