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Ten fun facts about Clementines


1. Clementines Reduce Stress

Clementines are a great way to reduce stress! Not only do they have a pleasant, refreshing scent, but the smell of a Clementine can actually trigger the release of a substance in your body that helps to relax your mind and reduce stress. So, if you're feeling overwhelmed, grab a Clementine and take a few deep breaths - you'll be feeling better in no time!

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2. Beekeepers keep away from clementine crops

In 2006, clementine growers were so concerned about the potential loss of their seedless quality that they threatened to sue beekeepers to keep their bees away from their crops. Cross-pollination with other fruit can cause clementines to become seeded, which is why growers were so adamant about protecting their crops from bees. Fortunately, the situation was resolved without any legal action being taken, and clementines remain a popular seedless fruit today.

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3. A Sweet and Juicy citrus fruit

Clementines are a type of citrus fruit that are often referred to as 'seedless tangerines'. They are known for their sweet and juicy flavor, similar to that of an orange, but with less acidity. This makes them a great snack for those who don't like the tartness of a regular orange. They are also easy to peel and segment, making them a convenient and healthy snack for on-the-go.

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4. Origin of the beloved clementine a source of debate

The origin of the beloved clementine is a source of debate. While some believe it originated in China, like the Mandarin orange, others suggest it was the result of an accidental hybridization by French horticulturist Pierre Clement. Clement is said to have discovered the hybrid in his garden in Algeria in 1902, and it quickly became a popular fruit due to its sweet taste and easy-to-peel skin. Today, clementines are enjoyed around the world and are a favorite snack for many.

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5. Winter's Clementine Delight

Clementines, often referred to as the "Christmas orange", are a seasonal treat that can only be found during the winter months. Their harvest season typically begins in November and runs through January, making them a popular choice for holiday celebrations. With their sweet flavor and easy-to-peel skin, Clementines are a favorite among both children and adults alike.

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6. Sweet and Easy to Peel!

In 1997, the orange harvests in Florida were severely damaged by inclement weather, leading to a surge in popularity for Clementines. This small, sweet citrus fruit, which is a hybrid of a mandarin orange and a sweet orange, quickly became a favorite among consumers due to its easy-to-peel skin and sweet flavor. Clementines are now widely available in grocery stores and farmers markets throughout the United States.

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7. " Healthy Vitamin C Snack!"

Clementines are a type of mandarin orange, but they have a few key differences. Not only do they contain fewer calories than their mandarin counterparts, but they also boast a much higher Vitamin C content. This makes them a great snack for those looking to get a healthy dose of Vitamin C without the extra calories.

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8. The History of the Clementine

In 1909, the first clementines were grown in the United States at the Citrus Research Center, and five years later, in 1914, they were commercially grown in California. This marked the beginning of the clementine's journey to becoming a popular citrus fruit, with its sweet flavor and easy-to-peel skin making it a favorite among many. Today, clementines are grown in many parts of the world, including the United States, Spain, Morocco, and Algeria.

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9. Clementines Keep Cats Away from House Plants

If your cats are destroying your house plants, try leaving some clementine peels near the leaves! This natural remedy is known to be effective in keeping furniture predators away. Not only is it a safe and natural way to protect your plants, but the citrus scent of the clementines can also help to freshen up your home.

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10. 8-14 Slices of Sweet Orange, Easy to Peel, with Juicy Flavor

Clementines are a type of small, sweet orange that are a favorite among many fruit lovers. They are known for their easy-to-peel skin and juicy, sweet flavor. Each Clementine typically contains 8 to 14 slices, making them a great snack for those looking for a quick and healthy treat. The skin of a Clementine is thin and slides off easily, making them a great choice for those who don't want to spend time peeling their oranges.

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A hybrid between a mandarin and a sweet orange.

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