"Oh my darlin'
Oh my darlin'
Oh my daaaaarlin' Clementine!
I will peel you
Then I'll eat you
Have you had a clementine (a seedless variety of mandarin orange) yet? Why not? They are delicious! They are little! They are cute!
Have you, like me, ever not eaten an orange because you didn't have the energy to peel it?
Well, clementines are the answer to this dreadful dilemma. They are so, so easy to peel. You won't even believe how easy they are to peel. My niece told me her Weight Watchers leader says all you have to do is sneeze and they're peeled. That's pretty close to the truth.
This is clementine season--right now. Hurry, because I don't think it lasts much longer. I buy 5 lb boxes at Costco, but you can get them at just about any supermarket. Don't be put off if the clementines seem a little squishy. That is likely because there is often space between the peel and the fruit (hence the ease of peeling). Just watch out for mold or crushed fruit that may have contaminated the whole bag/box.
Here's what you get from a delicious clementine (besides deliciousness)-
3.5 ozs of fruit (2 very small or 1 very large):
1.7 grams fiber
80% of your RDA of vitamin C
a delightful citrus fragrance
1) Yes, I did create a bonnet for a piece of fruit. You wanna make something of it?
2) I also rhymed "you" with "you" in my "song." Sue me.