Clementines are tangor, a citrus fruit hybrid between a mandarin orange and a sweet orange. The exterior tends to have a glossy appearance. They taste fantastic and are easy to peel. They are typically juicy and sweet, with less acid than oranges.
Clementines first became popular in the 1980s, when a deep freeze in Florida made oranges scarce. They have only 35 calories each and are one of the easiest varieties of citrus to peel.
A good source of source of vitamin C, potassium, choline, folate and antioxidants.