Nutrition for Tangerine

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Tangerine Nutrition Summary

One tangerine (76 grams or 2.68 oz) contains 40 calories and 0.6 grams of protein. Tangerine consist of 85% water, 13% carbohydrates, and less than 1% of protein or fat.

Tangerine is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including Vitamin C. It also contains significant amounts of dietary fiber, calcium and potassium.

In one tangerine:

  • Calories: 40
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Dietary fiber: 1.4 g
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 1.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of saturated fat or cholesterol in tangerine.

See the Tangerine Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Tangerines, , raw.

Calories in Tangerine

Tangerine has 40 calories per tangerine or 53 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates.

91% of calories in tangerine are from carbohydrates, 5% of calories are from protein and 4% of calories are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 91% of the calories in tangerine are from carbohydrates. The carbs in tangerine are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (15% and 85%). 1 tangerine has 5% of daily values or 1.4 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 1.4 g
  • Sugar: 8 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in tangerine.

Calories from Fat

A small portion, or 4% the calories in Tangerine are from fat. Tangerine is very low in total fat, with 0.2 grams per tangerine. Most of the fat in tangerine are healthier unsaturated fats.

Tangerine is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: 0.2 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol, trans fat or saturated fat in tangerine.

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Protein in Tangerine

A single tangerine contains 0.6 grams of protein. Tangerine is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 0.62 g
  • Leucine: 0.02 g
  • Lysine: 0.02 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in tangerine.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Tangerine

An good source of nutrients, tangerine contains abundant amounts of Vitamin C. In fact, a single tangerine contains 27% of recommended daily values or 20.3 milligrams of Vitamin C.

Vitamins in tangerine (1 small):
  • Vitamin a: 25.8 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 20.3 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.2 mg
  • Folate: 12.2 ug
Minerals in tangerine (1 small):
  • Calcium: 28.1 mg
  • Potassium: 126.2 mg
  • Iron: 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 9.1 mg
  • Zinc: 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 15.2 mg
  • Choline: 7.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, manganese, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b12 or vitamin k in tangerine.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Tangerine [3]

Tangerine contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin. In one tangerine:

  • beta-carotene: 118 ug
  • alpha-carotene: 77 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 105 ug

Tangerine Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Tangerine in Cooking

Tangerine can be consumed raw and is often peeled, juiced or seeded before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two tangerines.

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