Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a tangerine, tangelo, minneola, mandarin and cutie are? They all look alike, and they are all very similar in taste - a sweet, mild, juicy citrus orange flavor. According to Sunkist.com, the tangelo, minneola, mandarin and cuties are in the "tangerine family", just like the many different types of apples such as macintosh, red delicious, braeburn, etc. are in the "apple family". And the different types of oranges such as navel, valencia, blood are in the "orange family", etc. The differences between tangerines only vary slightly from color, size and texture to when they come in season.
Orange you glad I shared this fact with you today?
Are you ready to go "green" this year? Well in this case, you could go "orange" by creating a candle made from the recycled peel of your citrus fruit.
After you've carefully peeled the rind, cut an opening in the top, place a tiny amount of olive oil in the bottom and light the natural wick already in place! The candle will glow for hours. My girls made this one pictured below. And as two teens would say, "it's too cool"!