What do you know about Clementines? How do they affect your health? Learn and live healthier.
A clementine is a hybrid between a mandarin 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. They tend to be very easy to peel, like a tangerine, but are almost always seedless when grown commercially (unfertilized). For this reason they are sometimes 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 per 100g (click for larger photo)
Health Benefits of Clementines
- Healthy skin
- Good for brain
- Immune booster
- Strong bones and muscles
- Digestive health
- Electrolyte balance
- Cancer (Inclusion of citrus fruits like clementines also helps in fighting various types of cancer)
Clementine oil for aromatherapy
Clementine oil is used in aromatherapy owing to its pain relieving and rejuvenating nature. It possesses purifying properties and promotes better and restful sleep. Massage with clementine oil aids in relieving stress, uplifts the mood and enhances mental clarity.