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Calamondin Magic: 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Calamansi Juice

Health Benefits of Calamondin/Calamansi Juice

Calamansi juice is derived from the calamondin fruit, also called the golden lime. Discover seven amazing health benefits of drinking calamansi juice below!

A cross between mandarin oranges and kumquats, calamansi are a small citrus fruit with a seriously sour taste. This brightly colored fruit is native to southeast Asia where they are commonly used to make fresh juice.

The benefits of calamansi juice go beyond a refreshing twist on lemonade. Drinking this tangy beverage daily can work wonders for your health.

Check out these 7 amazing health benefits of calamansi juice:

1. Lowers Cholesterol

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Calamansi juice can help lower your cholesterol leading to better heart health.

As a member of the citrus family, calamansi is rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers LDL. A high LDL, or low-density lipoproteins, leads to a buildup of cholesterol in the arteries.

2. Strengthens Immunity

Your immune system is constantly fighting off bad germs to keep your body in balance. Choosing citrus fruits like calamansi helps your body build a strong defense system with its high Vitamin C content.

Vitamin C is critical to immune system function at the cellular level. When your body becomes deficient in Vitamin C, you're far more likely to suffer from infections.

3. Aids in Weight Loss

It's common knowledge that replacing high sugar drinks with fresh juices and citrus drinks can improve your health. Calamansi juice goes a step further by helping to eliminate stored fat.

Drinking calamansi juice means increased bowel movements, or alleviating constipation. It's a great way to gently detox while on your weight loss journey.

4. Reduces Body Odor

Body odor is caused by bacteria breaking down into acid on the body. The antibacterial qualities of calamansi juice help to remove this bacteria.

Simply add calamansi juice to your bath water and allow it to help cleanse unwanted odor from your skin. 

5. Prevents Diabetes

One of the major benefits of calamansi juice is diabetes prevention.

Turn to calamansi juice when you are prediabetic to help keep your glucose levels stable. Calamansi helps to lower blood glucose levels and regulate insulin secretion.

6. Boosts Energy

With so much processed food in the average American diet, fatigue has become an epidemic. Try calamansi juice with a drop of honey to help boost your energy. The fresh kick of Vitamin C and pungent flavor helps to do away with fatigue. 

7. Antioxidant

A common benefit of citrus fruits, in general, is serving as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are important because they support your body in removing free radicals which can become toxic over time.

Too many free radicals in the body mean a greater risk of disease. Calamansi juice is a great way to boost your immunity while eliminating the bad stuff from your body. 

The Benefits of Calamansi Juice

As a member of the citrus family, the benefits of calamansi juice are very similar to lemons and oranges. However, calamansi brings with it its own unique flavor that puts it in a league of its own.

Want to try the freshest calamansi juice possible by growing your own calamondin fruit? Try a fast-growing calamondin tree from our citrus tree selection!

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What Can You Do With Calamondin Fruit?

Calamondin Fruit

You've grown some calamondin fruit. Now, what do you do with calamondins in regards to food and drinks? Continue below to learn about what you can do with calamondin fruit!

So you're a lover of tiny, charming citrus trees? 

This slightly unusual citrus tree is a cross between kumquats and mandarin oranges. This gives the calamondin fruit a slightly sour taste, but the skins a surprisingly sweet one.

Calamondin fruit isn't just nice to look at and sweet to smell. Despite its slightly sour insides, there are tons of ways to use calamondin fruit. Here are 3 fun ideas for using your calamondin tree so you can enjoy the fruits of your labors...literally.

1. Make a Delicious Marmalade

This traditional British breakfast treat harkens back to more simple days. If you become good at making a real calamondin marmalade, you'll be sure to impress with your knowledge of traditional preserves.

Plus, marmalade is just fun to use and it's (as the British would say), totally "scrummy."

Calamondin fruit is perfect for making a tasty marmalade too. The fruit's skins are edible and sweet and when made well, produce a bright orange, and beautiful looking spread for your morning toast.

You can find great marmalade recipes just about anywhere, and simply adapt them to use your calamondin fruits. Voila! You've just stepped up your breakfast game.

2. Calamondin Cake or Cupcakes

Calamondin cupcakes or cake are a delicious, fresh twist on a very basic type of dessert. If you're a big fan of citrus flavors, you can use calamondin fruit to make a zippy and tasty puree for your cake.

You can combine the calamondin puree with just about any flavor of cake; feel free to be adventurous. Some flavors we recommend to combine this delicious fruit with are lemon or vanilla.

If you have other citrus plants like an indoor lemon tree, you can create a mixed puree of lemon and calamondin to add flavor to a regular cake.

Of course, you can always use the calamondin puree to mix in with your frosting mix to add a citrus zing to a chocolate cake as well.

3. Calamondin Sweet Tart or Pie

Ever had a key lime pie made out of limes from your own lime tree? Well, if you're a fan of citrus pies or tarts, you'll love calamondin sweet tarts and pies.

Once again, you apply the same method to the calamondin tart as you would a normal key lime pie.

This delicious, summery treat makes a great combination with a graham cracker pie crust or your typical tart crust. 

Just like with a key lime pie or tart, the majority of your filling will be egg yolks, with the zest and juice of your delicious calamondin fruit. Have fun finding your favorite calamondin pie recipe, and enjoy!

More Ideas for Using Calamondin Fruit

Calamondin fruit is a fun and unique taste to add a little citrus zest to everyday desserts, drinks, or dishes. You can have fun experimenting with calamondin zest in savory dishes too where you might otherwise use lemon, lime, or even orange zest.

For more ideas on caring for your indoor calamondin tree or other indoor citrus trees, check out our blog!