With a zesty aroma and tangy sweetness, Satsumas are one of the best gifts winter has to offer. Packed with heart-healthy vitamin C, folate and potassium, they help boost immunity during cold-and-flu season. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study also found California Satsumas contain a high amount of synephrine, a natural antihistamine that relieves cold and allergy symptoms.
But who needs an excuse to eat something so lovely? Find them in our produce department until mid-January.
Meet our grower
Our Satsumas are grown by Rich Johansen in Orland, Calif., who has supplied PCC with these organic, tree-ripened gems for the past two decades. Surrounded by mountains — the Sierras to the east, the coastal range to the west —áthe Johansen Ranch has been in operation for a century, beginning in 1910.
In 1960, they planted 2,000 Owari Satsuma Mandarin trees, and initially had a difficult time selling the unfamiliar fruit. But after customers realized their kids would eat not one, but three to four of these easy-to-peel treats, the market took off.
In addition to Satsumas, the Johansens grow Clementine Mandarins, Washington Navels, Blood oranges, Meyer lemons and olives. Yet Satsumas remain Rich's favorite, for their complex flavor, sweet fragrance and health benefits. Read more »
From great relationships, great quality
PCC maintains close relationships with local and regional farmers to provide the best-tasting, freshest produce possible. More than 93 percent of produce sold by PCC is certified organic fruits and vegetables, grown without artificial pesticides or fertilizers. When organic varieties are not available or out of season, we offer high quality, non-organic produce. Learn more about the benefits of organics ╗