Mandora (Ortanique) is an excellent combination of Mandarine and Orange offering the best qualities of the two fruits Mandora is conical-shaped fruit, with a thin but leathery rind with adheres rather tightly and takes some peeling. The peel is a lovely bright yellow-orange colour and is usually very clean and smooth. The flesh is very juicy with a distinctive and rich flavour due to its long hanging on the tree.This Mandarin Orange is of medium size with a rather flat shape of deep orange color. The pulp is tender and extremely juicy, often exceeding 60% of the whole fruit's weight.
Ortaniques tend to come from Cyprus (where it is called Mandor), Israel (Topaz) and Uruguay (Urunique), but it is grown in many other citrus countries such as South Africa (Tambor) and, of course, Jamaica.The season of the mandora is from January to April.
Mandora is very low (53 calories/100 g) in calories.Valuable sources of flavonoid anti-oxidants like naringenin, naringin, hesperetin, vitamin A, carotenes, xanthins and luteins; in fact, several times higher than in the oranges.Very rich sources of vitamin-C (ascorbic acid), a water-soluble vitamin. Adequate fiber in the food aids in smooth bowel movements by acting as a laxative. Pectin and hemi-cellulose restrict the absorption of cholesterol in the gut which cuts the risk of obesity.The dietary fiber in this fruit also improves digestion that is good for the overall working of the body.It is a good help in case of bile illness, lung poisoning and capillary fragility.