Clementines are succulent fruits with a smooth and shiny appearance. They are generally seedless and are a cross hybrid between a sweet orange and mandarin orange. Clementine fruit is believed to have been discovered in the early twentieth century by a French missionary in Algiers and has been gaining a great deal of popularity since then. They are very easy to peel and disperse into multiple segments, just like tangerines. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as seedless tangerines. Apart from being valued for its delectably sweet taste, clementines offer a whole gamut of health-related benefits as well.