Ten fun facts about Clementines
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Clementines are said to offer stress relief. The smell triggers a substance in your body to help refresh your mind and relieve stress.
If they are cross-pollinated with other fruit, they may lose their seedless quality. Growers threatened to sue beekeepers in 2006 so they would keep their bees away from their clementines.
They are known as 'seedless tangerines'. They are sweet and juicy, like oranges, but have less acid than a regular orange.
The history of clementines is debated, as some say they came from China like the Mandarin orange, while others say it was accidental hybridization by Pierre Clement.Fact 5
Clementines are usually only available during the Christmas season, nicknaming them the "Christmas orange". Their harvest time is from November to January.Fact 6
Their popularity grew when the orange harvests in Florida were damaged by the weather in 1997.Fact 7
While clementines are similar to mandarins, they have less calories and much more Vitamin C.Fact 8
The first clementines were grown in the United States at the Citrus Research Center in 1909 and were finally commercially grown in California in 1914.Fact 9
Clementines can keep furniture predators away - if your cats are chewing the house plants, leave some clementine peels by the leaves!Fact 10
The oranges usually come with 8 to 14 slices and their skins usually just slide right off. Go to more food facts ❯
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