Soft citrus, clementines y mandarinas
NutrientValue
Calories 49 kcal
Total fat 0,15 gr
Saturated fat 0,017 gr
Polyunsaturated fat 0,031 gr
Monounsaturated fat 0,030 gr
Sodium 1 mg
Potassium 166 mg
Carbohydrate 12,54 gr
Fiber 2,2 gr
Protein 0,91 gr
Source: USDA - National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 26)

Health & Nutrition

Citrus have been known throughout history for their excellent health properties. From ancient India, to the explorers of the XV and XVI century that used it to prevent scurvy, until today, this fruit has been associated with good health.

Vitamin C

Citrus are known for their high content of vitamin C. This vitamin helps boost the body’s defenses by stimulating the formation of antibodies, making citrus are very popular in winter: eating regularly helps us to stay strong in order to better respond against colds. They are also a very good for people who suffer diseases that result in a reduction of this vitamin in the body, such as rheumatism, cancer and certain types of stress. Vitamin C also helps to better absorbe iron, so they are also an ally against anemia. Eating just two clementines are enough to match 100% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

Antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients

Citrus are also a good source of antioxidants, which have been considered to help fight free radicals which are responsible for cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

They also have many other nutrients and vitamins (such as potassium and citric acid) and plenty of water, so eating them is a good way to help the body replenish the minerals and liquid lost during sport. These same characteristics combined with their high fiber intake make them excellent to help cleanse the body from toxins.

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