Jeju Island, located off the southern peninsula of Korea, is so beautiful that it has been selected as a World Heritage Site
The island offers a rich amount of sunshine thanks to the ocean climate and it being in a warm temperate zone. The rich volcanic soil and ocean breezes are perfect for the cultivation of delicious mandarin oranges. This is why Jeju Island is famous for being the hub of Korean mandarin orange production.
The Hwasanseom (volcanic island) and the Yongam Cave on Jeju Island were listed by UNESCO in 2007 as a World Heritage Site because of their beauty, the rarity of natural flora and fauna found there and for its historical value. Jeju’s clean natural environment is famous for being perfect for the cultivation of superior mandarin oranges.
he Jeju Mandarin
is recognized for its delicious, refreshing flavor and fragrance and its health benefits. Famous in Korea, Melissa’s is proud to now introduce it to the U.S.for the first time. Going beyond the boundaries of the Korean market, the Jeju Mandarin stands tall and looks to develop a global market for this sweet, delicious citrus.
Jeju Mandarins are filled with healthy goodness. High in Vitamin C, natural fruit pectin, Carotinoids, Flavonoids and Limonoids, they have been used for centuries as a component of traditional Asian medicine. According to a clinical studfy on obesity, persons who consumed Jeju Mandarin juice experienced a 3% decrease in body fat, a 10% decrease in their total cholesterol and a 1.5% decrease in body mass. In addition, in traditional Korean medicine, Jeju Mandarins are thought to be effective in treating gastrointestinal afflictions, loss of appetite and hardening of the arteries.