Tangerine Herbasol® Extract PG, unpreserved, system 3 - 400412.35.2


King Mandarin, C. nobilis, is believed to have originated in Malaysia and have traveled from there via Japan to Southern Europe and Florida. Appearance, oblate to rounded, 7 cm wide, 6 cm high; peel deep orange-yellow to orange, thick, rough, lumpy; pulp dark-orange. Late in season. - Anyone with more than a passing interest in citrus will soon find themselves confused by the different fruit and the trees from which they come. How many shoppers at the supermarket know why some fruit are labelled Satsumas or Clementines or Mandarins or Tangarines? The reason for all this confusion and multiple naming is that no-one can reliably sort out the origins of citrus. They have been cultivated and selected for so long, in many different parts of the world, that the original forms are lost. There are very few truly 'wild' varieties and these are invariably far different from cultivated forms. To add to the confusion, citrus hybridises easily crosses, both man-made and natural, so new crosses appear readily. Back to our problem. We think the best term is Mandarin although in the USA, Tangarine is widely used. In James Saunt's book "Citrus Varieties of the World" he follows the classification: C. unshiu = Satsuma Mandarin, C. deliciosa = Mediterranian Mandarin, C. nobilis = King Mandarin, C. reticulata = Common Mandarin - of which most varieties are Clementines. Still confused? I am not surprised! Geri Reinert

INCI name: Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Sorbitol

Codice: CosC207
Aspetto: Liquido
Solubilità: Completamente miscibile
Origine: Naturale
Provenienza: Mediterranean