Clementine Nutrition Facts,
Health Benefits of Clementines

All about clementine nutrition facts, clementine benefits, clementine calories, clementine nutrients

The Clementine is a member of the mandarin orange family, and they have no seeds to worry about, just peel and eat. They are very popular around the Christmas holiday season.

The clementine contains almost no fat, is very low in calories, just 47 calories per serving (100g or 3.5oz), contains no cholesterol, and is therefore great as a little snack.

They are packed with vitamin C, with one serving providing nearly all of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin C boosts our immune systems, is thought to slow the onset of Parkinson’s disease, helps to lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of the hardening of our arteries.

These little fruits also provide a good source of the B vitamins, especially folic acid (B9) and thiamine (B1). Thiamine is thought to help protect us against diabetes. A person deficient in thiamine could have a greater chance of suffering from cardiovascular disease. Alcohol inhibits the absorption of thiamine. Folic acid is required for our cell growth, to protect us from anemia and for the production of red blood cells.

Clementine Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits of Clementines

Clementines are very fragrant when peeling and can therefore trigger our body to release endorphins giving us a feeling of calm.

If you are using the zest of the clementine for cooking, ensure its thoroughly cleaned to remove any chemical residue.

Compare clementine nutrition facts to the other fruits.

Nutritional Value of Clementines

Clementines, Raw
Clementine nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Refuse: 23% (Peel and seeds)
Scientific Name: Citrus clementina hort. ex Tanaka
Water86.58 g
Energy198 kJ (47 kcal)
Protein0.85 g
Carbohydrates12.02 g
Total Fat:0.15 g
Fiber1.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Calcium, Ca30 mg (3 %)
Iron, Fe0.14 mg (1 %)
Magnesium, Mg10 mg (3 %)
Phosphorus, P21 mg (2 %)
Potassium, K177 mg (4 %)
Sodium, Na1 mg (0.04 %)
Zinc, Zn0.06 mg (0.4 %)
Copper, Cu0.043 mg (2 %)
Manganese, Mn0.023 mg (1 %)
Selenium, Se0.1 mcg (0.1 %)
Vitamin C48.8 mg (81 %)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.086 mg (6 %)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.030 mg (2 %)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.636 mg (3 %)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.151 mg (1.5 %)
Vitamin B60.075 mg (4 %)
Folate (Vit. B9)24 mcg (6 %)
Vitamin E0.20 mg (1 %)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

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