Icelanders consume at total of nine million mandarins during the Christmas period, or an average of between 25 and 30 mandarins each. Mandarins are traditionally eaten during the holiday season in Iceland.
A total of 800 tons of mandarins will be imported from the end of November until the beginning of the New Year, Fréttablaðið reports. According to CEO of import company Bananar ehf. Kjartan Már Friðsteinsson, this is a similar amount to previous years.
The majority of the mandarins are imported from Valencia in Spain but also from Morocco, Argentina, Greece and Italy. The fruit arrives in Iceland from Spain ten to 15 days after it is picked.
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