Citrus reticulata Satsuma Group

  • T. K. Lim


An easy-peel Citrus mutant of Chinese origin but introduced to the West via Japan. Mikan is held to have originated from Wenzhou, a city in Zhejiang province in China some 2,400 years. It was listed as a tribute item for Imperial consumption in the Tang Dynasty. The mikan was introduced to Japan by the Buddhist monk Chie, who passed through Wenzhou on his way back from Wutai Mountain. This was further developed into new cultivars, with one mutation recorded as early as 1429.


Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Sinapic Acid Aberrant Crypt Focus Kojic Acid Peel Extract 
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