Calamansi or Kalamansi is a sour fruit resembling a small tangerine and sometimes used as a flavoring or for beverages, sauces, or marmalades.
The fruit is indigenous, widely cultivated in the Philippines, and usually seen in its unripe state as a dark green fruit, but if left to ripen it turns a tangerine orange color. It has is only 2-3 cm in diameter.
For some countries, they called this “Calamondin” but usually use the shrub tree as an ornamental plant in their yards.
This extraordinary citrus fruit is always part of Filipino cooking recipes because of its sweet and sour taste that everybody loves.
But the benefits of Calamansi is not only limited to improve kitchen recipes but also for personal and treatment use.
So, how beneficial is this Calamansi?
Useful for food recipes- calamansi juice is useful for marinating chicken, pork or beef meat. The sweet and sour taste of its juice is what makes the foods delicious. It can be served as a sauce mixed with soy sauce for fried and roasted meat.
Eliminate bad smell on fish- In order to eliminate the bad smell on fish, squeeze the lime on it and put it into the fish and other sea foods.
Skin lightening – Before taking a bath, cut calamansi into halves and rub it on your face for at least 5-10 minutes. You may also rub calamansi to other parts of your body you want to lighten.
Take away stains on clothes- Rub the pulp of Calamansi into the stained clothes until the stains remove. Apply it on new and fresh stains.
Washes body dirt – Rub the halved calamansi on wrinkles of your skin to loosen the dirt.
Can be use deodorizer – Calamansi is good for anti-perspirant deodorant. It can also whitens your underarms and free from bad odor. You can use it also for your entire body.
Eliminates itching and promotes hair growth- Use it like shampooing your hair or applying the fruit juice to the scalp.
Helps cough- Make a lemonade juice by squeezing 3-4 pieces of calamansi then add some sugar. The lemonade juice softens the phlegm in the lungs.
Good source of Vitamin C- Calamansi is also good for the body. It is a good source of Vitamin C.
Enhance hair growth. Are you getting hairless? Calamansi can help you! It does not only make you dandruff-free but also increases your hair volume.