Scientific (Botanical) Name is Citrus × clementina
A clementine (Citrus ×clementina) is a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a sweet orange, so named in 1902. The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines can be separated into 7 to 14 segments. Similarly to tangerines, they tend to be easy to peel.
They are almost always seedless when grown commercially (without cross-pollination), and therefore are also known as seedless tangerines. The clementine is also occasionally referred to as the Moroccan clementine. They are typically juicy and sweet, with less acid than oranges. Their oils, like other citrus fruits, contain mostly limonene as well as myrcene, linalool, α-pinene and many complex aromatics.
Nutritional Value Of Clementines
Clementines are juicy delights, rich in a variety of vital nutrients including minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Consumption of citrus fruits such as clementines provides essential vitamins such as vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and folate to the body. Clementines are a good source of helpful bioactive components such as limonoids and flavones glycosylates. In addition to this, it offers very few calories and also adds fiber content to the diet.
Health Benefits Of Clementines
1. Skin Care
2. Good for Brain
3. Boost Immunity
4. Strengthen Bones and Muscles
5. Aid Digestion
6. Improve Cardiovascular Health
7. Electrolyte Balance
8. Anticancer Properties
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