Tesco cuts food waste by selling greener satsumas and clementines

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Tesco is the first UK supermarket to start selling the green satsumas and clementines

Tesco will become the first UK supermarket to start selling greener satsumas and clementines in order to help cut food waste.

Growers have previously put the citrus fruits into a ripening room due to a higher early season temperature in Spain, which has slowed down the natural process of the fruit turning orange.

This extra handling has led to fruit being damaged and going to waste.

Despite the skin being slightly green, the fruit is still ripe.

Debbie Lombard, Tesco citrus buyer, said: “At the moment green easy peelers fall outside of the general quality specifications set by UK supermarkets but Tesco has made the leading move in order to cut down on food waste.

“As a result of this move to take out a handling stage in the journey from farm to fork shoppers will gain extra freshness for their satsumas and clementines.”

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