oh my darling clementine …

January 8, 2010

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

9 thoughts on “oh my darling clementine …

  1. jen

    i always end up peeling and eating about five of these at a time because when I sit down with one peeled and ready to eat, someone always comes by and asks for at least half. they inadvertently bring families together.

  2. jen

    i don't know that I've ever had a clementine! I've always heard how wonderful they are though. Maybe I'll pick some up this weekend. {they are so cute!}

  3. Monica

    This is so funny. I was just having this conversation with my husband last night…easy to peel, perfect little size. I sat down on the couch with a couple last night and my 3 year old had one eaten before I could peel the other. Then the hubby had some…after about 5 we were through…funny! Perfect little night sweet healthy treat! Thanks for the zupas post!! Love me some clementines this time of year!

  4. Michelle

    I love that you love those. Me too. I can't imagine a more perfect, compactly clean CUTE snack. 🙂 I eat them often and cry when they're out of season.


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