MANDARIN (KINNOW)

FIT-PAKISTAN is a leading exporter of Mandarin or Kinnow. Mandarin is a the king in citrus fruits. It is part of a nutritious and tasty diet. Its flavour is among the most preferred flavours. Furthermore, it not only tastes good, but is also beneficial for health being a rich source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre (non-starch polysaccharides). Besides these, other biologically active, non-nutrient compounds (phytochemicals) found in citrus can also help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.

Citrus fruits are native to Southeast Asia and are cultivated in warm climates. The Kinnow, a member of the Citrus Fruit family, was developed through a lengthy hybridization process. The Kinnow is indigenous to Pakistan, the largest grower of Kinnow in the world.

Pakistan annually produces slightly less than 2.5 million metric tons of citrus fruit (mainly Kinnow).  According to an estimate approx. 95 percent of the total Kinow produced all over the world is grown in Pakistan.

 

 

KINNOW: AVAILABILITY

 

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KINNOW: NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

 

Mandarin contains Beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from being damage. It also contains Calcium that helps protect and maintain the health of our bone and teeth; Folic Acid, for proper brain development; Magnesium, helps maintain blood pressure; Potassium, helps maintain electrolyte balance in the cells, and is important in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system; Thiamine, helps to convert food into energy; Vitamin B6, helps support the production of haemoglobin that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.

 

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