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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?

Source: Flickr User Mr Martineau

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Mmmm. might give them a try, but I love my clementines. they're just the right size.
gigilgirl gigilgirl 7 years
oh we have a lot of these in the Philippines and we named it differerently too :D
hyzenthlay20 hyzenthlay20 7 years
I am obsessed with Cuties . . . I, by myself, go through a 5 lb box almost every week during their season. I am so thrilled that it's the season now . . . gotta fill up on them before they're done!
fauxcat fauxcat 7 years
I like cute things with cute names, so I'll get behind these. But otherwise, I agree with Spectra...I'd still -buy- regular clementines; don't want to spend my whole life peeling teeny fruit. Even if it is adorable.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Ok, so I don't get the point of those. You'd have to peel 3 times more clementines to get the same amount of fruit. Plus, you know they're going to be more expensive because they're "cute". I'll just stick with my clementines.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I love the name. For some reason the word, "clementiney" makes me smile.
hanmeng hanmeng 7 years
Don't tell me the Chinese emperor had to peel his own grapes (or any other fruit)!
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
yep! i love clementines, so i can't wait for these!
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