Clementine Health Benefits, Nutrition and Fruit Facts

Health Benefits of Eating Clementine

  • Enhance Your Skins

    Two important health properties in clementine that keep your skins well and shiny are citric acid and vitamin C. Citric acid is a strong anti-bacterial agent, which is capable of preventing blemishes caused by bacteria. The essential vitamin C helps promote the production of collagen in the body. Collagen is an effective anti-aging agent that rejuvenates your skins and keeps them smooth.
     
  • Maintain Liver Health

    Eating clementine brings you the health effects of choline, a member of B-complex vitamins. The compound is a useful fat emulsifier. It reduces the risk of developing steatohepatitis and fatty liver disease.
     
  • Lift Up Your Mood

    The scent of clementine stimulates the release of a hormone known as serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) from the brain. The hormone provides calming effects that assist you to relieve anxiety or stress and aid in improving sleeps. It also helps lift up your mood. Folate contained in the fruit is also a great nutrient to help treat depression.
     
  • Clementine - Weight Gain or Loss

    Certain people are concerned about whether clementine contributes to weight gain or weight loss. Although it is slightly high in sugar content, it contains only 35 kcal in a whole peeled fruit. Furthermore, it is loaded with dietary fiber, which is good for losing weight.
     
  • Clementine Acidic or Alkaline Fruit

    Just like a lemon, a clementine is an acidic fruit by nature. However, when the fruit is digested, it is alkaline. The fruit helps alkalizing your body. A healthy body is a body with pH that is slightly alkaline. An acidic body is exposed to health risk and illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases.
     
  • Other Health Facts of Clementine

    Clementine is enriched with beta-carotene, which is beneficial to your eyes. It is also packed with potassium, a mineral that is vital to protect you from dental inflammation and is a significant element in regulating your blood pressure. Clementine oil, which is derived from the peel, is a powerful antioxidant. 

Overview and Facts about Clementine


Whole, Peeled and Sectioned Clementine Oranges

A clementine is one of the varieties of mandarin oranges (scientific name Citrus reticulate). It is a hybrid between a Chinese mandarin and a sweet orange. The fruit is measured at about 5 cm in diameter. It has a loose, deep orange peel, which is very easy to peel. Unlike tangerine, clementine is seedless.

Clementine is usually available during winter holidays. For that reason, it is also known as the Christmas orange. You can buy the fruit from November to February in stores or supermarkets.

Clementine can be separated easily into 10 to 12 sections. It is a favorite addition to fruit or vegetable salads. The fruit is loose-skinned, honey-sweet and contains no seeds, making it a hot favorite of people from all walks of life. 

Clementine Nutrition Facts and Calories
 

Nutritional Value of 1 fruit (74 g) Raw Clementine
Calories 35 kcal
Total Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Total Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 1 g

 

Clementine Recipe


Arugula, Almond and Clementine Salad Recipe

Serve: 2

Ingredients:
  • 700 ml arugula
  • 45 ml sliced almonds
  • 2 clementine oranges, peeled and sectioned

Dressing:

  • 30 ml sesame oil
  • 15 ml white vinegar
  • 15 ml soy sauce
  • 15 ml brown sugar
  • 2 ml ginger

Preparation:
Toast the almonds in a skillet, stirring continuously, until they become light brown. Place the arugula, top with the clementine and almonds in a bowl. In a jar, mix all the dressing ingredients. Shake until the brown sugar is fully dissolved. Drizzle the dressing on the fruits and vegetable. Serve. 

Clementine Side Effects


People with diabetes need to be cautious when eating clementine as it can raise the blood sugar.
 

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