A Tangerine and a Cranberry Walk Into a Restaurant

by Together Counts Partner | March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm | comments

A tangerine and a cranberry walk into a restaurant.

It may sound like the beginning to a questionable joke, but this pair is really a match made in heaven – especially when it comes to boosting some of your personal health goals.

These two first met on a blustery winter day, and it’s been culinary magic ever since between the Asian-native tangerine, and the cool North American native, cranberry.  These days, tangerines are a snack-sized wintertime favorite, and cranberries are venturing out more often as a dried fruit, making them a welcomed, year-round choice.  That means it’s easier than ever to pair them up.

Here are 4 benefits from tangerines and cranberries’ flavorful chemistry that make them the perfect couple for your next meal.

Worried about flu season?  Tangerines and cranberries may help boost your immune system, thanks to their double dose of vitamin C, to help prevent (sadly, not cure) some of the cold-and-flu-season bugs going around.

Uncover your summer skin in the middle of winter.  Vitamin C is also key to glowing, healthy skin. Tangerines and cranberries glow with health and vitality, and they want to help you do the same.

Trim your waistline.  That’s right! These sweethearts are also a delicious way to add fiber to your diet, which is not only good for your heart, but also good for weight management.

Satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt. As long as you don’t douse their perfect sweet and tart flavors with added sugar, they can add just the right amount of all-natural sweetness to your meals.  Try heating this pair up into a sauce and drizzling over frozen vanilla yogurt for a decadent dessert.

Tangerines are filling markets these days with their fresh citrus scent and bright, beautiful glow.  Pick up a bag along with some fresh or dried cranberries.

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