Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day 23 - Tangerine

Today is Day 23 of the 30 in 30 Day Challenge!

This tangerine was picked from a tree in my yard.  This tree was planted the same time as the lemon tree in yesterday's blog post, but for some reason the lemon tree is probably twice its size.  Although I don't get quite as many tangerines as the buckets I get from the lemon tree, it is an adequate supply.  Thank you little Tangerine Tree.

6 x 6 - oil on canvas panel

Did you know:
  • Tangerines are a good source of vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene.They also contain some potassium, magnesium and vitamins B1, B2 and B3. Also contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin.
  • New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerine skins that not only prevents obesity in mice, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes.
  • The tangerine has a darker reddish orange skin and the mandarin is lighter orange in color.
  • It'll take about 1 pound of oranges to produce an 8-oz. glass of juice.


  1. Beautiful, rich colors. I love the tangerine tid-bits too :)

  2. Maria I loved seeing this lovely tangerine today. I love the color palette you chose. And what a delight that you were able to pick it from your own yard. Very jealous as it is 11 degrees in Rhode Island. I enjoy following your blog and the 30 days of paintings. I am doing it too but it has been a challenge.