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

    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.

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    How to make calamansi juice
    How to make calamansi juice.

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


    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.


    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.

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

    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

    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

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

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

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

    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.

    8. I love its benefits, super healthy naman talaga ng calamansi. I like your recipe, this is very timely masarap uminom ng calamansi pag malamig ang panahon para I was cold and cough na din.