Mandarins are essential during Chinese New Year for several reasons. Their are considered auspicious, and symbolise wealth and good fortune. They are also conveniently sized for giving and eating.

How to store Mandarin Oranges and keep them fresh!

Mandarins are best kept in the refrigerator at 5 to 7 degrees Celsius to extend their shelf life. Good-quality mandarins can be stored for at least two to three weeks. They should be kept away from dampness, so do remove any wrappings that can trap moisture, and keep them well-ventilated.