The Clementine gained its name from Father Clément Rodier who discovered this fruit growing in the garden of his orphanage in Misserghin, Algeria in the early 20th century.
The exterior of a Clementine is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementine separate easily into eight to fourteen juicy segments. They are very easy to peel, like a tangerine, but lack the tangerine's seeds. Similar to the Orange, the Clementine is full of protective food ingredients like vitamins A, B, C and calcium.
The sweet, scrumptious, juicy fruit that is the orange has a rich and diverse history which dates back to the 10th century when it was introduced from its native environment of Southeast Asia to the Mediterranean region. Arab traders had originally provided the southern Europeans with the sour varieties, but the Genoese exposed them to the sweet variety in the 15th century.
The orange is full of protective food ingredients like vitamins A, B, C and calcium. An orange typically contains twice the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, making it a true super fruit. It also contains sodium, potassium, magnesium, copper, sulphur and chlorine.