If foods were entered in a popularity contest, clementines would rank at, or near, the top. Sales of these citrus fruits have been on the rise. More people are learning how tasty they are, and Spanish clementines have become big sellers in the eastern United States, making them a year-round treat [source: Furore].
Clementines are highly nutritious and, since they're the size of a cue-ball and easier to peel than an orange, they're perfect for kid's hands. Even a toddler can easily remove the peel. Keep in mind that these fruits from the tangerine family only last two or three days unrefrigerated. They'll keep for about a week if stored in a cold environment.