The 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Calamansi Juice

November 25, 2021

Calamansi juice is extremely healthy but if you want to find out more about its specific benefits, read this article.

Calamansi juice is not just a refreshing drink but is also a nutritious thirst-quencher. This little round citrus fruit may well be considered as a superfood because of its many amazing health benefits. Calamansi is relatively affordable, readily available in supermarkets, and easy to prepare. And if you want your own calamansi shrub, you can plant your own in your backyard or even in a pot because it’s not really a sensitive or hard to grow crop.

Calamansi juice health benefits

The 8 Amazing Health Benefits Of Calamansi Juice


    What is calamansi?


    Calamansi or citrus microcarpa is also known as lemonsito in other parts of the Philippines and calamondin, Philippine lemon, or Philippine lime to the rest of the world. 

    Calamansi fruits
    Calamansi

    This citrus fruit is widely-used in the Philippines as well as around Southeast Asia most notably in food and beverages. Aside from that, calamansi is used commercially in household cleaning products and personal bath products.

    The calamansi shrub grows up to six meters but based on my experience, they don’t really grow that tall when planted in pots or even in the backyard.

    The characteristics of calamansi


    The calamansi fruit is highly aromatic and is very sour when unripe but develops a slightly sweet flavor when ripe. This small fruit is packed with flavors that’s why Chef Anna Olson is also a fan of calamansi.

    Characteristics of calamansi

    It adds a lot of zesty flavors to dishes, when added either directly or in marinades. Calamansi zest can be added to leche flan while calamansi leaves can be added to biko (Filipino sweet rice cake) for a delicious tangy scent.

    Calamansi is commonly squeezed onto noodle dishes like pancit (bihon guisado, palabok, malabon, miki, etc.), mami and lomi, and arroz caldo. It is also used in dipping sauces for fried and grilled fish, grilled pork, and chicken. Calamansi can be used in practically any rich and savory dish to balance the flavors.

    During the dry season in the Philippines, we love to make calamansi juice because of its refreshing and invigorating flavors. We sweeten it with a little honey for a really healthy drink.

    The health benefits of calamansi


    We all know that calamansi, being a citrus fruit, has health advantages. But what specific benefits does calamansi really bring to the body? Here they are:

    1. Boosts immunity


    Calamansi has high Vitamin C content as well as other nutrients like potassium, calcium, and Vitamin A. Vitamin C is a well-known nutrient in boosting the body’s immune system to help it fight diseases which is what we all need these days.

    2. Helps retain skin and muscle health


    Calamansi’s Vitamin C content is essential in helping the body produce collagen, a necessary component to help bind tissues in the body together. Collagen is also vital in keeping the skin and muscles healthy and supple.

    3. Has anti-inflammatory properties


    The rind of calamansi contains tannins, substances that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-inflammatory agents help in alleviating swelling due to cellular injury or damage. Aside from that, tannins also aid in proper blood clotting.

    4. Helps the body eliminate mucus


    The Vitamin C as well as high acidic content of calamansi works well in helping the body eliminate phlegm from the respiratory system.

    5. Reduces bad cholesterol and glucose levels


    Calamansi, as well as other citrus fruits, have been reported to help reduce bad cholesterol as well as glucose levels in the body.

    6. Regulates blood pressure


    The tannins in calamansi also provides advantages in the regulation of blood pressure.

    7. Flushes out toxins


    The high Vitamin C and nutrient content of Vitamin C also work wonders in helping the body in flushing out harmful toxins.

    8. Smoothens the skin


    Calamansi has high citric acid content that can help eliminate rough and dark skin to reveal smooth and white skin. As such, calamansi juice is widely-used by Filipinos as an affordable skin-bleaching agent for underarms, elbows, and knees. Some Filipinos also apply it directly to pimples to help dry these out.

    This beauty benefit of calamansi is the reason why its extracts are also added in soaps and lotions.

    How to make a simple yet delicious calamansi juice


    Making calamansi is really just a straightforward process. The amount of calamansi fruits that you will need will depend on the quantity of juice that you would like to prepare. We have a calamansi shrub in our backyard that’s why the supply is not a problem for us.

    A pitcher of calamansi juice

    For a pitcher of calamansi juice, these are the ingredients that I recommend:

    • 50 pieces of calamansi
    • Honey or brown sugar as sweetener
    • Around a liter of cold water

    For the kitchen utensils, you will need a knife, chopping board, spoon, and pitcher.


    Slice the calamansi and squeeze out the juice into the pitcher. Add cold water, sweeten with honey or brown sugar, and enjoy it. You can put it in the refrigerator if you want it colder or if you will consume it on a later time.

    Print and file this recipe


    If you want to print this recipe, you can do so with the recipe card below:


    Rated 5/5 based on 4 customer review(s).
    How to make calamansi juice
    How to make calamansi juice.

    Ingredients:
    • 50 pieces of calamansi
    • A liter of cold water
    • Honey or brown sugar

    Instructions:

    1. Cut the calamansi and squeeze out the juice into the pitcher.
    2. Add cold water.
    3. Sweeten with honey or brown sugar.
    4. Chill in the refrigerator if you want it colder. Serve and enjoy.
    5. RATE THIS RECIPE

    Epilogue


    Calamansi is an affordable fruit that is packed with many health-giving benefits. It’s widely-used in Philippine kitchens because it’s a staple in most local dishes. As such, calamansi is most often a part of the typical Filipino diet. You can also enjoy the full flavor of calamansi by making it into a delicious and refreshing juice drink.

    PIN THIS POST
    The amazing health benefits of calamansi juice

    Other similar stories:

    This post may contain affiliate links, including those from Amazon Associates, which means that if you book or purchase anything through one of those links, we may earn a small commission but at no extra cost to you. All opinions are ours and we only promote products that we use.
    Was this article helpful?

    7 comments

    1. These are awesome facts and effective in a manner that were looking forward each day if having a dose of calamansi

      ReplyDelete
    2. Cute na madaling bilhin napaka healthy pa🥰 yes napakaraming health benefits di lang sa loob ng katawan pati sa labas at so refreshing nito pag ginawang juice at ang daming niyang pinaggagamitan para sa pagkain

      ReplyDelete
    3. Cute na madaling bilhin napaka healthy pa🥰 yes napakaraming health benefits di lang sa loob ng katawan pati sa labas at so refreshing nito pag ginawang juice at ang daming niyang pinaggagamitan para sa pagkain

      ReplyDelete
    4. Napakaliit pero napakadaming benefits and uses! Very healthy and refreshing 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

      ReplyDelete
    5. Sobrang Ganda po talaga ng Benefits Nitong Calamansi 💯❤ truly Highly recommended at talagang nakakatulong sa ating Pangangatawan

      ReplyDelete
    6. Talagang ang daming benefits ng calamansi juice na good for our body ❤️🥰

      ReplyDelete
    7. I totally agree with this 8benefits of Kalamansi.
      Thanks for sharing this blog po. Truly appreciate this for it is very informative and interesting. Kalamansi is very beneficial and so worth it for its great health benefits.

      ReplyDelete

    Dad On The Move Comment Policy: We welcome relevant discussions on this site. Comments that are deemed spam, however, shall be deleted.