Clementines, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Clementines contain magnesium, potassium and B vitamins, but not enough to qualify as a good source, primarily because they’re such small fruit.
  2. The Center for New Crops and Plant Products at Purdue University describes clementines as medium-sized members of the mandarin orange family, but since mandarins are small, clementines end up being half the size of a regular orange.
  3. The size is important for comparing the nutrients in clementines to other citrus fruits. While one clementine contains a small amount of most nutrients, two clementines have about the same nutritional value as one navel orange, providing 4 to 8 percent of the daily value for nine vitamins and minerals.
  4. Clementines pack a punch when it comes to vitamin C. Just one clementine contains 36 milligrams, which is 60 percent of your daily value for vitamin C. Whether working as an antioxidant or synthesizing essential substances, such as collagen and neurotransmitters, vitamin C has quite an impact on your health. As an antioxidant, it protects cells, proteins, fats, carbs and DNA from damage caused by free radicals.

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