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Calamansi – Health Benefits, Uses and Important Facts

Calamansi – Health Benefits, Uses and Important Facts

Calamondin, also called calamansi, is a citrus fruit from the Philippines that looks a lot like a tangerine. Actually, it is a cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat, and it is very healthy.

 

What is Calamansi? 

Citrofortunella macrocarpa is its scientific name. It is also known as the Philippine lime or calamondin. It comes from the citrus family and is a combination between a kumquat and an orange. It is often grown in Southeast Asian countries, especially in the Philippines. Calamansi fruit has a lot of antioxidants in it, like potassium, calcium, limonene,  and Vitamin A. Also, it has a lot of Vitamin C.

 

 

Health benefits of calamansi:

1. Makes skin lighter

Southeast Asian cultures often use Citrofortunella microcarpa on the outside of their bodies. Because the fruit is very acidic, it can get rid of dark spots, age spots, acne scars, and other marks on your face or body.

 

It has a lot of antioxidants and helps get rid of dead skin. This means that it can renew the cells in your skin, make the colour brighter, and help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

2. Helps fight swelling

One of the best things about calamansi is that it helps your body fight inflammation. Like apple cider vinegar, this crazy-sour friend, which is also full of anti-inflammatory tannins, helps to keep the acidity in your stomach at a normal level.

 

3. Helps make collagen

Without collagen, nothing in our bodies would be where it should be, including muscles and skin. It is the main structural protein in our bodies that holds together the different types of tissue. Vitamin C is one of the most key nutrients for making collagen in your body.

 

4. Makes the immune system stronger

Calamansi fruit has a lot of vitamin C, which is known to be the best vitamin for fighting viruses and keeping iron in the body. It also has a lot of calcium, potassium, and vitamin A.

 

5. Reduces mucus

The citric acid in calamondin fruit helps break up phlegm and mucus in your lungs. It also helps with the pain and swelling in your throat and lungs.

 

6. Regulates sugar level
Calamansi helps keep the levels of glucose and insulin in the blood at a healthy level. Plus, it helps keep cholesterol levels in check.

 

7. Detoxifies your body
Calamansi flushes out the toxins that accumulate in your body. This helps your gallbladder, liver, colon, and kidneys feel better. Your skin, hair, and overall physical health will be affected.

 

 

Calamansi juice:

The fruit of the calamansi tree is used to make calamansi juice. Even though this fruit's juice tastes sour, many people drink it every day because they've heard it's good for their health.

 

Calamansi juice may help people with acid reflux, help them grow taller, help them lose weight, lighten their skin, clean their bodies, lower their cholesterol, control their diabetes, and help people with respiratory illnesses feel better.

 

 

How to make Calamansi juice? 

Ingredients make calamansi juice

5 calamansi, cut into halves

2 tbsp sugar

1 cup water

 

Steps to make calamansi juice

Slice Calamansi crosswise and squeeze the juice into a glass.

Add sugar, water and stir well.

Serve fresh

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