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Darling clementines


Clementines are ubiquitous this time of year. They make a delicious addition to lunches and snacks.

It always irked me when people would call clementines “mandarin oranges” but apparently they’re a variety of mandarin so I guess they weren’t wholly incorrect after all.

Interesting fact from wikipedia: “Clementines lose their desirable seedless characteristic when they are cross-pollinated with other fruit. To prevent this, in 2006 growers such as Paramount Citrus in California threatened to sue local beekeepers to keep bees away from their crops.”

One (74 g) clementine contains about 35 calories, 1.3 g fibre, 22 mg of calcium, 36 mg vitamin C, and 18 mcg of folate.

I normally don’t do anything with clementines other than eat them straight-up. However, after googling them for this post I’ve discovered a couple of tasty looking cake, muffin, and cookie recipes that I may have to give a try.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

2 thoughts on “Darling clementines

  1. We have a huge bag on our counter. Try sectioning them and putting them in a green salad with thinly sliced purple cabbage and/or fennel, avocados, green onion and a citrus based dressing. Thanks for the interesting tidbits!


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