Clementine, a citrus fruit rich in vitamins and flavours
Clementines are a hybrid variety of tangerines distinguished by loose, easily peeled shin and sweet juicy flesh. They are also known as mandarin oranges and just as oranges they belong to the citrus family. They're closely related to lemons, pomelos and tangerines.
The tree is smaller than oranges with slender branches and deep green leaves with pointed ends. The fruit is flat, smaller than oranges. Its smooth glossy skin can be peeled rather easily. Inside, it has very sweet, juicy, almost seedless segments.
Clementines have smooth glossy skin, and very sweet, juicy, almost seedless segments.
As in oranges, Tangerines are very low in calories. Nevertheless, they are valuable sources of flavonoid anti-oxidants like narigenin, hesperetin, vitamin A, carotenes, xanthins and luteins; in fact many times higher than in oranges. In addition, these citrus fruits are very rich sources of vitamin C, a powerful natural anti-oxidant, which has many essential roles like collagen synthesis, wound healing, anti-viral, anti-cancer activity, and helps prevent from neuro-degenerative diseases, arthritis, and cold by removing oxidant free radicals from the body.
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S.A.T Bionest is specialized in the production of organic berries, being the major producer of organic strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in Europe. All the fruits and vegetables marketed under the Bionest brands are grown in our own farms, carefully harvested and submitted to rigorous technical controls that guarantee the integrity of our organic production.
75% of our products is sold fresh to the most demanding markets in the EU and to specialized shops, the remaining 25% being frozen as IQF, purée without seeds, and aseptic purée processing uses such as jams, yogurts, etc.
Our rotational cycles so necessary within organic farming, is carried out in the production of strawberry, raspberry and sweet potatoes. Apart from these products, we have blueberry, blackberry, oranges, mandarins, green asparagus, plums, limes and kumquat.
We are located in Almonte (huelva – Andalucia) a privileged region, close to the Doñana national park, where the organic agriculture is highly recommended and totally in emphasis with the environmental sustainability of this region.
Our facilities are located in two sites of 4000 and 10000 m2 in Almonte. In our pack houses we carry out the packing of our products prior to their sale. In order to guarantee the quality of the product, our facilities are temperature controlled and have various packing and selection lines especially designed for the manipulation of fruit and vegetable, rapid-chillers, and holding stores for frozen and chilled products.