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Have you ever wondered why mandarin oranges are so prominent during Chinese New Year? Because the Cantonese word for mandarin – or kam – sounds similar to the Cantonese word for “gold.” Having an abundance of mandarin oranges in your home at this time of the year symbolises bringing riches into your life.
What’s more, mandarin oranges should come with stem and a few leaves attached. This not only indicates the freshness of the fruit but also represents wishes of longevity and fertility to its recipient. Mandarins often complement the traditional candy tray and are often served to welcome guests in your home.
Mandarin trees are also bred for their beauty, and gifted and displayed within households during Chinese New Year. As these are likely to have been fed pesticides during the growth stage, fruits from these trees are not to be consumed.