Suntala, tangerine, botanical name Citrus tangerina
– Oranges and tangerines are basically generalized or called as suntala in Nepal. But those two fruits are different nature. Tangerines are smaller than oranges. They are less sour and tart than oranges. Their trees grows upto 20 feet tall unlike oranges which grow about 30 feet tall.
– A famous snack dish Suntala sandeko is prepared by marinating tangerines with salt and chili. This is eaten in the sunny winter days while staying outdoors.