Season: November through February
Clementines may be small, but they pack a powerful nutritious punch. On top of other vitamins and minerals, a single clementine has only 35 calories and contains 36 mg of Vitamin C. That’s over half of what is recommended for you to get in a day!
While there is no evidence that Vitamin C can help cure a cold, research shows that if taken before symptoms of a cold begin, then it may shorten the duration and severity of a cold. Include clementines in your diet for a low calorie source of Vitamin C. They make convenient snacks and go great in salads! Delicious and nutritious, consistent intake of clementines and other Vitamin C-containing foods may help you get over your next cold a little faster.
Christina LiPuma, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.