Clementine is a hybrid of mandarin and orange. Under its name in Russian stores it is almost not for sale, however, about 70% of the mandarins imported to Russia from Morocco are clementines hybrids.
Clementine — a hybrid tangerine and orange, very similar to mandarin. Under its name, Clementine is almost not sold in the Russian stores, but about 70% of the mandarins imported to Russia from Morocco are clementines hybrids.
So this fruit is very familiar to the Russian consumer.
The Clementine plant (Citrus clementina) was first bred in 1902 by a French priest and breeder Brother Clement (Clement) Rodier.
Its fruits are shaped like a tangerine, but sweeter.
The fruits of clementine are small, orange-colored, round with a hard peel, tight to the juicy flesh.
Clementine has a sweet taste, as well as a lack of seeds in the fruit.
Clementines are rich in vitamin C and other beneficial substances.
In some cases, there are contraindications: like other citrus fruits, clementines can be dangerous for people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Clementines should not be used simultaneously with drugs, since the substances they contain often increase the effect of drugs several times.
Now there are more than a dozen different varieties of clementine, which vary in size, ripening season, geography of growth.
We mention one of them — grade Fine de corse, which is grown in Corsica; there it is protected by geographical name of origin — La clémentine de corse with status Igp (Indication géographique protégée).
Clementine fruits are consumed fresh and for making tangerine juice and compote. They are put in fruit salads and desserts; they are sugared and added to brandy; juice is frozen for sorbet and mixed with drinks; on clementines make liqueurs.
As a spice, clementine is used to make sauces, fish, poultry, rice dishes.
The peel of the fruit is used as a substitute for orange peel in the preparation of various drugs, tinctures, syrups, extracts, as well as in the food industry.
Clementine grows mainly in the Mediterranean countries.
The main suppliers to Russia and to the world market are Spain, Morocco, Italy and Algeria.
Clementine fruits are sold mainly from late October to February.
To select a good fruit, look at its peel.
A dried, sluggish, or sometimes stiffened skin indicates that the fruit has been lying or over-ripe for a long time.
The immature clementine is heavy, the skin is almost all green and very poorly peeled off.
A sign of poor-quality clementine — the presence of mold, brown spots or areas of rot.
It is very easy to determine the ripeness of clementine by the ratio of its size and weight, since all ripe clementines always weigh less than they seem at first glance.
Best of all clementines are stored in a special compartment of the refrigerator, where they do not rot and do not dry up in a month.
But even in this case, the fruit must be regularly reviewed: if the process of rotting has already begun and the vegetables were spoiled before the vegetables are stored for storage, then a decrease in temperature will not stop it.
At room temperature, clementines deteriorate even faster, and in too warm a room they also dry, losing not only useful properties, but also their taste.
The simplest way to store fruit in a plastic bag, which is so popular with most people, is actually bad: high humidity is created in the bag and the fruit suffocates.
There is an opinion that the fruits on which the branch has been preserved remain fresh longer, but such products are extremely rare.
The fruits of mandarin can not only be consumed fresh, but also make drinks with them (cocktails,.
There are four groups of orange varieties: ordinary — fruits with yellow flesh,.
Mandarin fruit is a valuable dietary fruit that increases appetite, improves metabolism and.
Mandarin juice contains the same beneficial substances as orange and lemon juice, including vitamin C.
Orange juice contains a lot of vitamin C: one cup contains its almost daily rate for.