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How Many Calories Are in a Clementine?

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author image Erica Roth
Erica Roth has been a writer since 2007. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a college reference librarian for eight years. Roth earned a Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Brandeis University and Master of Library Science from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Her articles appear on various websites.
How Many Calories Are in a Clementine?
Reach for a clementine when you need a sweet snack. Photo Credit ValentynVolkov/iStock/Getty Images

A clementine is a type of mandarin orange that originated in Spain. These mini-oranges are small, sweet, easy to peel and practically seedless. Clementines are also a fat-free food.

Calorie Count

An average size clementine, weighing approximately 2.5 ounces, contains only 35 calories, almost all of them from carbohydrates.

Density

Clementines are a very low density food. Calorie density refers to the relationship between the amount of food you eat and the calories you take in. A whole clementine contains very few calories for a good-sized piece of fruit.

Other Nutrients

Clementines are high in vitamin C and calcium. "Cooking Light" reports that a single clementine can fulfill as much as half of your daily needs for vitamin C, as well as provide dietary fiber.

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