I made these fresh frozen mandarin orange pops for one of my daughters when she was suffering from a stomach bug. She wasn’t keeping any food down and I had a huge bowl of mandarin oranges on the counter (her favorite). She was very happy a couple of hours later to have these. She must have been at the tail end of her illness since she was able to keep them down. Now both of my daughters found yet another fresh ice pop flavor they love! Find ice pop molds here.
Why should you drink mandarin orange juice and what are the health benefits?
1. Vitamin C. Mandarins provide up to 80 percent of the daily vitamin C requirements for the body.
2. Antioxidants. Mandarin oranges contain antioxidants which can help lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood.
3. Reduced cancer risk. A study published in the March 2009 issue of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, researchers found that, people with chronic viral hepatitis who drank mandarin orange juice reduced their risk of developing liver cancer. In the 2.5-year study, participants with the disorder hepatitis who consumed a beverage containing mandarin juice daily showed no signs of liver cancer. This is in contrast to the 8.9 percent rate of liver cancer found among the participants who did not drink the daily beverage. (source)
4. Fiber. Mandarin oranges are a good source of dietary fiber, with 3 grams of fiber per 100-gram serving.