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Meet the Clementiny, the World's Smallest Citrus Fruit

Meet the Clementiny, the World's Smallest Citrus Fruit

As someone who can't resist anything cute and mini, I know I'd be a sucker for the latest fruit to hit the UK market. The clementiny, as it's called, takes the title as the world's smallest citrus fruit, measuring in at only a third of the size of a normal clementine. Clementinys (or is it clementinies?) have a striking orange color, a high juice level, an easy-to-peel skin, and no seeds, making them idea for children to eat on their own.

Up until now, the clementiny, which was cultivated 1,300 years ago in China for the country's emperor, was available in very limited supply in remote parts of China and Switzerland. But tomorrow, the citrus miniature is poised to take off when it hits British stores like Tesco. Considering the only thing I can't stand about clementines are their seeds, I'm eagerly awaiting this fruit's debut in the US. Do you like the idea of the clementiny?

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