Given that the country is home to the world’s longest coastline AND one of the world’s most extended mountain ranges, it’s not surprising that Chile is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
Surrounded by the stunning Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the vast desert to the north, and the wild Patagonia to the south, these groves are located in one of the most inspiring landscapes in the world! Chilean Citrus is grown in the north–near Ovalle and La Serena–through the region near Rancagua. Valparaiso and Santiago are currently the largest growing area in the country. The surrounding area has a climate much like the Mediterranean, characterized by hot summers, mild winters, and lots of moisture, which is the ideal climate for growing fruits like clementines.
During the US Summer, it is Winter in Chile and that is why we have great tasting clementines available at 99 Ranch stores right now.
Whether you call them clementines or tangerines, they’re all different varieties that belong to the mandarin family. Mandarins are smaller than oranges and have a looser skin, which makes them easier to peel.
Like all members of the citrus family, they provide a boost of vitamins and minerals, yet have few calories and not even 1 gram of fat.
Just one medium mandarin provides a whopping 45% of the daily value of Vitamin C, 8% Dietary Fiber and 6% Vitamin A. All of this, and just 50 calories!