By Patti Rigby, Carbon School District Child Nutritional Director
Clementines and tangerines are from the mandarin family. In order to provide seedless fruit, the clementine branches must be grafted with a specific variety because clementine plants are sterile. The fruit is low in calories but very high in vitamin C, providing more than 50% of the daily recommendation for children.
Because they don’t have seeds and are easy to peel, they are a perfect healthy snack for kids! That’s why we love serving them and kids love to see them as a part of their balanced school lunch.