Natural Food Spotlight: Clementines
Posted on Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 3:51 pm
One of the most delicious fruits to come with the winter season is the Clementine. These tiny citrus fruits are a cross between a Chinese mandarin and an orange. In stores, they’re often called “Cuties,” “Sweeties” or “Halos.” Whatever you want to call them, they are definitely delicious! Clementines feature an easy-to-peel skin and are seedless, making them perfect for kids or adults on the go!
Clementines are rich in vitamin C; they contain about 36 milligrams. Two clementines would fulfill about 2/3 of an adult’s daily recommended allowance of those beneficial C’s! If you’re suffering from that dreaded winter cold or flu, try stocking up on some clementines. They’re easy to eat and the high dose of vitamin C will help boost your immune system to get you back up and moving!
A clementine also includes about 22 milligrams of calcium, 131 milligrams of potassium, 1.3 grams of fiber, 8 grams of carbohydrates, and only contain about 35 calories. If your new year’s resolution was to eat more healthy foods or drop a few pounds, clementines
Clementines are great for taking with you as you head out the door. You can throw a few in your bag and enjoy throughout the day. Clementines are sweet, yet still satisfy that citrus taste we all enjoy.
In addition to eating alone, Clementines can be peeled and added to other foods for a deliciously sweet kick. Add the clementine pieces to a salad or toss in a wrap. You can also put them on top of ice cream or in frozen yogurt!
However you choose to enjoy, we’re sure you’re going to love them! Happy winter!