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Carb Counts for Tangerines

Tangerine Nutritional Information, Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load


Updated May 20, 2014

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Tangerines have a high-nutrient, high-sugar content, so low-carb dieters will want to be careful about portions when they indulge in higher-sugar fruits, such as tangerines.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Tangerines

  • ½ cup Tangerine sections: 11 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 52 calories

  • 1 medium tangerine (2½-inch diameter; 3 oz): 12 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 47 calories

Glycemic Index for Tangerines

There is no scientific study of the glycemic index of tangerines. Some sources have reasoned from other similar foods that it would be around 42.

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Estimated Glycemic Load of Tangerines

  • ½ cup of tangerine sections: 4
  • 1 medium tangerine (2 to 5/8 inches in diameter): 3

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Health Benefits of Tangerines

Tangerines are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A. They also contain a relatively large variety and amount of phytonutrients, which can protect cells from damage, lower inflammation, lower risk of cardiovascular disease and provide other health benefits.

More Information About Tangerines at Calorie Count Plus

More Carb Profiles:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002)

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20

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