Citrus fruits are an important group of plants with edible fruits which include orange, mandarin, lemon, cedar, bergamot and grapefruit. They originate from East Asia even though citrus fruits are now widespread on all continents and are rich in vitamin C and potassium. They are generally eaten raw but citrus fruits are also used to make jams and condiments based on extra virgin olive oil.
Sweet oranges belong to the Citrus Sinensis species, a typical citrus fruit of Calabrian fruit growing. Countless varieties belong to this species, which are distinguished by shape, color of the pulp, presence or not of navel.
Citrus Clementine better known as clementine is a characteristic fruit of the Calabrian citrus crops, most of the production is concentrated in the Piana di Sibari, in the Province of Cosenza.