When we think of the nutritional value of an orange. Vitamin C is what often comes to mind. But, did you know that Clementine Mandarin Oranges have 14% of your daily recommended Fiber in one serving?
These tiny little cuties pack a mean punch of vitamins. And, who can resist such a cute little thing that is not only easy to peel and serve, but also super sweet, and seedless!
Here are a few more facts, tidbits, and recipes involving the Clementine.
Facts and “Juicy” Tidbits [found here]
- Not surprising that Clementines are high in Vitamin C. But, did you know that only two little oranges pack almost 300% of your daily recommended value.
- In addition to being loaded with vitamins and minerals, Cuties are free from fat, trans-fat, cholesterol and sodium.
- California clementines are available from mid-November through January; this availability has them referred to in some areas as “Christmas Oranges”.
- Clementines are a cross between a sweet orange and a Chinese mandarin.
- Clementines contain folate, which some research shows may play a role in maintaining a healthy heart. Consuming folate during pregnancy has also shown to reduce the risk of birth defects.
Recipes using Clementines
- Couscous with Clementines, chick peas, olives, and dates
- Chicken Paillards with Clementine Salsa
- Ancho Rubbed Steaks with Clementine-Red Onion Salsa
- Halibut with Clementine Gremolata
- Clementine Olive, and Endive Salad
- Chocolate Tart with Candied Clementine Peel
- Clementines in Ginger Syrup
- Clementine-Vanilla Bean Quick Bread
- Clementines with Cracked Black Peppercorn