Clementines, leafy, 1 kg pack

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Category: fresh fruit, orange, spain

  • This variety of mandarins has a balanced sweet and quite an acid flavor. They are always harvested with the leaves still on as a sign of freshness. They come from Calabria which an Italian region ideal for citrus growth, with the cool nights and mild winter days building a steady concentration of sugars and intense pigmentation of both skin and flesh. The clementine is another variety of mandarin. Like the tangerine, it's a sweet, easy to peel citrus fruit. You can distinguish it from a tangerine by its slightly smaller size, brighter orange color, and smoother, shinier skin. It's also even easier to peel than a tangerine because the skin is thinner. Clementine tends to be slightly more oval in shape than tangerines, with a flat spot on the top and bottom.

  • With their balance of acidity and sweetness, mandarins are suitable for eating fresh and for use in cooked preparations. Add whole segments to cakes and salads, or juice for frozen desserts, cocktails, or vinaigrettes.

  • Keep at room temperature but should be refrigerated for longer storage.

  • Mandarin Jam

    Ingredients:

    2 1/2 cups mandarin (peeled and roughly chopped and seeded) (about 4-5 mandarins)
    1/2 lemon (peeled, chopped, and seeded)
    2 cups water
    500 grams sugar

    Instructions:

    1. Peel mandarins, removing the loose pith.
    2. Chop mandarins roughly (breaking up segments into 4 or 5 pieces), removing any seeds. You can also remove any stray seeds later as they float to the top during boiling.
    3. Place chopped mandarins into a saucepan and add the lemon (also peeled, chopped, and seeded).
    4. Add water and place overheat. Bring to the boil and continue to boil uncovered for 10 minutes.
    5. Add the sugar and continue to boil until the mixture jellies. This should take about 15-25 minutes, depending on the fruit and temperature. When ready, the mixture will start to thicken a little, turn a pale golden color, and will "grab" just slightly to the bottom of the saucepan when you stir the mixture.
    6. Pour hot jam into a large sterilized jar. Seal with the lid and allow to cool to room temperature.
    7. Refrigerate and enjoy for up to one month.