Traditionally a Christmas favorite, Clementines are at their peak in November and December. Clementines are a cross between a Mandarin orange and a Seville orange, which makes them much smaller and sweeter than other tangerine varieties.
Selection and Storage:
Fresh clementines will be bright, shiny and a vibrant orange. Ripe clemetines can be refrigerated to extend the life of the fruit.
Preparation and Cooking:
Clemetines are easy to peel and have small segments so they are great for kids and for lunches. Use clementine segments for a citrus twist on a salad.