Calamansi – Small & Pretty Citrus Fruit
You can easily enjoy many dishes with the presence of calamansi in many Asian countries, including Vietnam. This fruit is not simply a fruit for refreshments, it is also a valuable medicine for treating illnesses.
Calamansi may be used for ornamental purposes, cooking ingredients, or medicinal herbs (Photo: Internet)
Calamansi is a small fruit, round, and tart. When the fruit is ripe, it will turn from green to orange or yellow-orange. It has an intense citrus fragrance unlike other varieties of limes.
Nutritional value of calamansi
Calamansi is well-known for its rich source of vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients (Photo: Internet)
100 grams of calamansi contain as follows:
Carbs: 16 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 1 gram
Fiber: 6.5 grams
Vitamin A: 6% of the RDI
Vitamin C: 73% of the RDI
Calcium: 6% RDI
Manganese: 7% RDI
Calamansi also provides a small amount of vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and zinc.
Health benefits of Calamansi
Calamansi has medicine for treating illnesses (Photo: Internet)
Fruit is a high-fiber food that you should add to your nutritional menu. 100g of calamansi contains about 6 grams of fiber which can help the digestive system work better.
Support weight loss
In addition to providing fiber to help promote digestion, calamansi fruit also gives the body the active ingredient hesperidin to increase fat burning, reduce fat quickly and control weight effectively.
Boost the immune system
Vitamin C found in calamansi is a natural antioxidant that helps strengthen the immune system and protect the body from the risk of infection.
Beta-carotene is responsible for creating pigments and limiting macular degeneration, thereby helping your eyes to be brighter and healthier. Due to the riches in beta-carotene, calamansi helps to improve your vision.
Prevent skin aging
As a rich source of vitamin C, this fruit also contributes significantly to the regeneration of skin structure, slows down the skin aging process as well as maximize the prevention of cell damage.
The composition of calamansi has a sweet and sour taste, cool properties, has the effect of stimulating digestion, reducing cough and eliminating phlegm very effectively.
How is calamansi used in cooking?
Thanks to an attractive sour taste, the juice of calamansi can be used as a preservative, seasoning, dipping for making hot and cold drinks. To extract the juice, you should cut it into halves and squeeze it.
Calamansi Juice Drink
Calamansi juice drink is very easy to make at home (Photo: Internet)
+ 5 calamansi, cut into halves
+ 2 tablespoons sugar
+ 1 cup water
How to make
+ Squeeze the juice from the calamansi.
+ Strain the juice and mix it with sugar.
+ Add in cold water and mix well. Ready to be served.
Calamansi Honey Ginger Tea
+ 2 cups of water
+ 1 ginger root
+ 2 tablespoons of honey
+ 2 fruits of calamansi
How to make
+ Slice ginger and boil ginger with cups of water.
+ Strain ginger
+ Squeeze the juice from the calamansi and discard the seeds.
+ Place honey, calamansi juice into the mix and stir until fully dissolved.
+ Serve with slices of ginger, calamansi.
A simple, tart and tangy marmalade made with calamansi (Photo: Internet)
+ Calamansi: 500 gram
+ Honey: 25 gram (about 2 tablespoons)
+ Cane sugar, rock sugar, salt
How to make
+ Wash calamansi, and soak it in dilute salt water for about 30 minutes, then take it out to drain.
+ Cut the fruit into equal segments, and gently squeeze out all the water and seeds inside.
+ Soak the calamansi with salt water for about 10 hours, then boil briefly for 3 minutes.
+ Marinate the jam with sugar for about 5 hours, then drain all the sugar water into the pan to start slurping the jam, add rock sugar and stir the jam until the sugar water is almost dry.
+ Add calamansi juice and honey to the slugs, and continue to stir until the sugar water runs out.
+ Calamansi: 2 fruits
+ Condensed milk: 2 teaspoons
+ Boiling water: 100 ml
+ Cane sugar
How to make
+ Mix condensed milk with 100ml of boiling water. Add a little cane sugar if it is pale.
+ Squeeze out the juice of calamansi, and remove the seeds.
+ Shake well the mixture of crushed ice, milk, water, and the skin of the fruit.
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