Vitamin C Tangerine Gummies for Radiant Skin

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We’re big fans of gelatin around here. I add it to my marshmallow recipe and healthy jello. Tangerine gummies are another delicious and healthy way to enjoy this superfood.

Why Tangerine Gummies?

One of the main reasons to consider taking your vitamins in gummy form is the gelatin they contain. If you’ve been around the Wellness Mama site for long, you already know how great gelatin is. It strengthens hair and nails, makes for fewer wrinkles, and supports healthy joint function for ease of movement.

I also credit it for helping heal my son’s digestion so he could finally enjoy dairy!

Gelatin comes from the connective tissue (collagen) of animals and contains amino acid proteins we need for a healthy body. In fact, 25-35% of the protein in our body is made of collagen! You can read more about the benefits of gelatin here.

Difference Between Gelatin and Collagen

Here’s where things can sometimes get confusing. Collagen (connective tissues) from animals is broken down into gelatin and powdered or turned into sheets. The gelatin can further be broken down into collagen hydrosolate powder.

While both are incredibly healthy, it’s the gelatin that we want to use in these tangerine gummies. Collagen hydrosolate won’t gel. This makes it great for adding to soups, smoothies, and coffee, but not so much when we want a gummy candy.

It’s also worth noting I only use grass-fed gelatin. Pasture raised cows are healthier and have a higher ratio of healthy nutrients compared with factory farmed animals. It’s better for the planet and our bodies.

Finding Tangerines

I actually had to go to a few different stores before I could find tangerines. If you can’t find them then oranges can also work, though the flavor will obviously be different. Clementines and mandarin oranges are popular lately and are a close relation to tangerines, so they’re also a good substitute.

If you can find tangerines though, the unique tangy flavor is well worth it! Tangerines (like most citrus) are high in vitamin C. You’ll also find some beta carotene, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

A Boost of Vitamin C

Most of us think vitamin C when we hear citrus, but camu camu berry actually blows them out of the water on this one. Just one teaspoon of camu camu berry powder offers well over 1,000% of our daily value of vitamin C! Camu camu is also one of the star ingredients in my vitamin C herbal electuaries.

This recipe makes 8 servings of citrus gummies which comes out to a little over 100% DV vitamin C per serving. Unlike other supplements, eating more than a serving size won’t hurt you. Worst case scenario you might get loose stools if you eat an entire double batch yourself.

According to Mayo Clinic the average adult can handle up to 2,000 mg vitamin C before they start having digestive issues. This recipe has less than half that amount in the entire batch. So eat away.

Tangerine Gummies

Between tangy tangerine juice, vitamin C rich camu camu,  and protein-packed gelatin, these gummy snacks are as healthy as they are delicious. Since they store well in the fridge, it’s a great make-ahead snack for little ones to grab. You may want to double the batch though because they don’t last long!

If you want to add some essential oil to boost the flavor but don’t have tangerine on hand, sweet orange will also work. My kids also love these lemon magnesium gummies!

Vitamin C tangerine gummies recipe

Tangerine Gummies Recipe

Get healthier hair, skin, and nails along with a boost of vitamin C in these delicious citrus tangerine gummmies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Calories 44kcal
Author Katie Wells


8 servings



  • Whisk the tangerine juice, camu camu powder, and honey together in a sauce pan until combined.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the top of the juice mixture and let it sit for about 4 minutes to “bloom.” When the top looks wrinkled and thegelatin has absorbed into the liquid, turn the heat onto medium low.
  • Whisk gently until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 3-5 minutes. Don’t get crazy here or the mixture will get really foamy!
  • Turn off the heat and briskly whisk in the essential oil if using. This helps amp up the citrus flavor.
  • Pour the juice mixture into your molds and refrigerate until firm. If you’re not using a mold, then an 8×8 glass baking dish will also work. Simply cut the gelatin into squares when cooled.
  • Store the finished gummies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


Nutrition Facts
Tangerine Gummies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 44
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 7.8g9%
Protein 3.6g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


To get the tangerine gummies out of the mold easier, pop them in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Don’t allow them to freeze though as it changes the texture!
In lieu of silicone molds, you may also use an 8×8 baking dish.

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These tangerine gummies are a great way to add health boosting gelatin to the diet which can improve skin, hair, allergies and more.
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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


137 responses to “Vitamin C Tangerine Gummies for Radiant Skin”

  1. Cherie Avatar

    5 stars
    Hi there,
    I was just wondering how you get that white bottom in the gummies. In the picture it looks like the gummies are a see through orange with a white bottom – like store bought gummies. I just wonder how you do that?

    Thanks 🙂

  2. Delilah Avatar

    Hi there…Im working with gelatin and jello to make gummies. I thought I had an awesome mix untill i ate one of my gummies from the fridge and it was hard and no longer taste as good…..but when i used a thin mold and kept them out they were lovely…..what did i do wrong?

  3. Heather Avatar

    This recipe did not work for me. It’s my second attempt at making gummies and neither recipe worked. I followed them exactly. I put them in the freezer but they never hardened, except for freezing. It’s a shame because the collagen is expensive and I want them to work for my kiddos! Any pointers??

  4. Lynn Avatar

    Has anyone actually made these? I followed the recipe exactly and got rock hard and tasteless gummies. I don’t understand? I used a precious 7 TABLESPOONS of my vital proteins gelatin thinking there was some magical reason for it (every other gummy recipe I have seen calls for only 2tbsp gelatin for a cup of liquid). I am super bummed ?. Any ideas about what I did wrong??

  5. Kris Avatar

    I made gummies following the recipe (except used oranges) and used raw organic honey- they turned out great but I notice every time I eat one I get a burning / stinging / almost numbness in my mouth and cheeks- I’m thinking it must be an allergic reaction? Or is it the citrus? Hoping I’m not allergic to the gelatin because I really want to incorporate it into my daily diet for the health benefits. Anyone else experience anything like this?

  6. Gail Avatar

    I’m wondering how to incorporate the collagen peptides in my diet. Can you refer me to where I read about it on your website?

  7. Gail Avatar

    Can I use the collagen peptides instead of the green capped one in the gummy recipe? Do you make it differently?

  8. Sarah Avatar

    I’ve tried looking on your website to no avail. Do you by chance have a recipe for some sort of ginger gummy, or some other ginger item, to help with morning sickness?

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