A clementine is a variety of mandarin orange, with a deep, orange color exterior and a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines separate easily into seven to fourteen fat-juicy segments. They are very easy to peel, like a tangerine, but are almost always seedless. For this reason, they are also known simply as seedless tangerines. They are typically juicy and sweet, with less acid than oranges; a great snack for a hot day outside, or if you’re thirsty and want a healthy, on-the-go refresher.
How to Store
– Store immediately in the warmest part of the walk-in cooler.
– Store in the original sealed carton and off of the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from the condensation/ moisture in the room.
– Store clementines away from foods that readily absorb odors.
– To prevent the spread of mold, remove moldy fruit immediately from the case.
– Follow good rotation practices, first shipments received should be used first.
– Do not drop; this fruit will bruise easily.
– Expect to rotate fruits within 5 days of delivery.
– Never refill or reuse citrus cartons.
– Store prepped product immediately into refrigeration (covered) upon completion of the prep to minimize browning and dehydration.
– Avoid placing the case or raw product on non-sanitized kitchen counter tops to help prevent the potential for cross contamination.
– Prep fresh daily as needed. Try not to use prepped product from the previous day.
– Wash thoroughly in whole form before cutting.
– Always use clean & sanitized cutting equipment.
– For maximum juice yield, allow fruit to reach room temperature before squeezing.