Juicy, sweet and packed full of Vitamin C – Encore Mandarins are the perfect snack this summer!
“The most rewarding part is producing top-quality fruit that’s 100 percent Kiwi.” - Jason Galloway, Grower, First Fresh.
Ripened under the rays of the first place to see the sun, Gisborne-grown Encore Mandarins are officially in season. Grower Jason Galloway is hugely proud of the Encore Mandarins he’s grown on his property in sunny Gisborne for the past 14 years. “Being outside in the sunshine, growing fruit that’s absorbing all the great Gizzy rays is what it’s all about,” he says.
“When you buy Encore Mandarins you’re supporting local growers who work throughout the summer to bring Kiwis top quality mandarins from Gisborne,” he says. According to Jason, mandarins are the trickiest citrus to grow. “They spend 12-14 months on the tree to grow and ripen, which is a long time to be exposed to the natural elements.”
Grown commercially only in the Gisborne region, Encore Mandarins are unique, with a flavour profile that sets them apart from the rest, says Jason. “Aromatic and juicy, they’re one of the sweetest things around!” Jason reckons these miniature bundles of sweet, juicy goodness make a super convenient on-the-go snack, healthy lunchbox filler or tasty addition to salads and desserts. Easy to peel, they also freeze well and make delicious ice cubes for refreshing summer drinks.
Low in fat and rich in vitamin A, Band C, plus minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium, Encore Mandarins boast a high fibre content of 14 percent. The fact that mandarins come with their own protective layer means a better shelf life compared to other summer fruits – and excellent value for money. Make your summer sweet and healthy – get some Gizzy Encore Mandarins at your local fruit shop or supermarket today.