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. Alana Avatar

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try! I wonder can you substitute other juices?

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Hi Alana,

      You can! But the proportions will change. For this recipe, I would feel comfortable telling you to sub with another similar juice like orange or grapefruit. Please consult the ebook for other fruits like blueberry etc since they are a completely different consistency 🙂

      Hope that helps!


  2. Patsy W Avatar
    Patsy W

    These sound wonderful, but do the Gummies have to stay frozen, or can they be stored at room temperature?

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Hi Patsy,

      No! I use the freezer to get the gelling done quickly. They can stay at room temperature but I would recommend the fridge since you are dealing with fresh tangerine juice.

      In other words think of it as a glass of fresh juice. You can keep it on the counter for a few hours no prob but after that it should be in the fridge to last a few days.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Pam Avatar

    I read your book the gelatin secret, what a wonderful book and the best recipes! I’m already making them. They are very simple and so good! Thanks I will be ordering more books by Sylvia…..

  4. Pam Avatar

    I read your book the gelatin secret, what a wonderful book and the best recipes! I’m already making them very simple and so good! Thanks I will be ordering more books by Sylvia…..

  5. Stacey Avatar

    Also wondering how many to eat at a time for the health benefits. It seems like it might be easy to eat a lot of them! Yum!

    1. Sylvie Avatar


      In my opinion you can’t overdose on them. Eat as many as you’d like 🙂 In my house I’m lucky to get my hands on a couple of them before the kids take them all! 🙂

      Hope that helps!

  6. Tawnee Avatar

    How do you store these? Do you eat the whole batch in a sitting or have just a couple a day? How do you use them?

  7. Debbie Avatar

    I hate jello, but “gummy” snacks I could do; especially if there is a healthy advantage. Would swithing out tangerine for fresh orange juice be okay? I don’t see why not, but thought I’d verify.

    1. Elizabeth Avatar

      I’d like o try this with some other juuice to however me mindful of OJ. There’s a lot of crazy stuff in bottled OJ. I wanna try it with fruit that been thru the blender.

  8. Bubbly Avatar

    Can you make this with other fruit juices, such as pineapple, strawberry, grape, lemon, raspberry, etc?

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Hi Bubbly,

      You can but not with the same recipe. They will vary slightly. There are several more recipes in the ebook to get you started.

      I must confess I still haven’t been able to get a pineapple recipe to turn out well. I’ll have to keep trying! 🙂

      Hope that helps!

  9. Rachael Avatar

    We make these at home using elderberry and cranberry juice…or whatever is in the fridge:) I am wondering how many should or do you eat a day?

  10. Jenny Avatar

    Hi there 🙂

    I commented on this link awhile ago and I see that it was never added?? I wasn’t being rude or confrontational but I was asking if the maker of these “gummies” was concerned at all with the fact that gelatin is the leftover ears and hooves of cows and pigs. I follow wellness mama and I love it! But I feel like my comment was left out since it wasn’t a ‘oh wow these are super’ type of comment.
    Can someone explain what happened here?
    Thank you so much 🙂

  11. Brandy Avatar

    These are good. Quick and easy. This recipe is perfect for filling an ice cube tray and works with any kind of juice. Here’s a tip for whenever you have to incorporate gelatin into hot liquid: reserve a little bit of the liquid (about a quarter cup) in a small cup and sprinkle gelatin over top and let sit for a minute or until rest of liquid is hot. Then just stir it in, and it’s SO much easier. Also, these keep best at room temp in an airtight container (I tried refrigerating them). Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Thanks so much for the tip Brandy! Glad you like the recipe


    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Sure! If you’re going to use this exact recipe stick to other citrus juices. For other completely difference juices, please reference the ebook linked above as the ratios and directions will be different.

      Hope that helps!

  12. Cassie Avatar

    How many of these gummies do you recommend eating per serving, or per day? Or do you just snack on them?

  13. Alba Hernandez Avatar
    Alba Hernandez


    Can i give this gelatin to my 1 year old baby boy.
    Is there a limit in the amount of consumption??

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Hi Alba,

      I don’t see why not! Like with any new food, introduce slowly in case of allergies or sensitivities. These gummies are quite chewy so if he doesn’t have teeth it may be difficult. Perhaps a “jello” recipe like this one will be easier to start with: https://wellnessmama.com/3803/healthy-jello/

      Hope that helps!
      Sylvie from HollywoodHomestead.com

  14. Krista Avatar

    I saw your recommendation on gelatin and bought what I thought was the beef. I got the porcine gelatin instead. Is that still a good choice or should I toss it and try again?


    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Hi Jennifer,

      I would say ideally 3-4 days in the fridge. If you’re using fresh juice it will have the same shelf life as that juice would in the fridge so not very long 🙂

      Hope that helps,
      Sylvie from HollywoodHomestead.com

  15. lettie Avatar

    Do you have a recipe that will help for asthma or congestion?
    I’m going to try your gelatin recipe this week it looks easy and delicious. Thanks.

  16. Colleen Elisabeth Chao Avatar
    Colleen Elisabeth Chao

    These are SO GOOD!!! And super easy to make! My little guy has countless food allergies, so tracking down healthy treats that he can enjoy is extremely difficult. You have made this mama and toddler very happy! Thank you!

  17. Penny Avatar

    I tried a variation of this recipe today. Since I wanted to find a way to add beets to my diet (without adding them to my green smoothie as beets tend to make them a dirty brown that I find visually unappealing). I used my juicer to juice 2 small apples, 1 medium carrot, a small piece of ginger, a handful of cilantro, 1/2 lemon and 1 medium size beet – btw, this juice is delicious all on it’s own). I used a cup of this juice in place of the tangerine juice; with the 7 tbsp of gelatin and only 1 tbsp of honey – and poured them into small muffin tins. Delicious!

  18. Ellen DiFrancesco Avatar
    Ellen DiFrancesco

    This sounds amazing and I can’t wait to make these. Is there a recommended amount to have daily?

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      Hi Ellen,

      Eat as many as you like, but not more than you’d like. 🙂 There is no dose required. Just let your body let you know what it’s comfortable with.

      Hope that helps,
      Sylvie from HollywoodHomestead.com

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