Calamondins for Your Health

by admin on November 16, 2014

DWARF Patio Calamondin Orange Citrus Tree Perfect potted treeThis fruit which is native to Southeast Asia looks like a tangerine. It is grown in the United States mostly for ornamental purposes. It is a citrus fruit and shares many of the benefits of oranges and lemons. It has many medicinal purposes. In the Philippines it is used for relief of  acne and coughs.

Citris Mitis Calamondin-Minature Orange Tree 5 seeds“Toxicology” in its November 2010 issue stated that calamondins are a very good source for many antioxidants. Also, the calamondin is a low calorie fruit with no fat which make the fruit a great snack or dessert. A 100 gram serving will give you 30 percent of the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C in fruits benefits the synthesis of collegen. A important amount of Vitamin A and potassium are also found in the calamondin. Potassium is important for muscle and nerve utility. A healthy portion of potassium is also required to maintain proper blood pressure and for the maintenance of healthy bones and that is why it is so important to know which fruits are good antioxidants.

Calamondins are 2 percent fiber which is also beneficial to our health. They are a good source of phytonutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin which help in eye health and protect against macular degeneration. This antioxidant rich fruit is readily available and is used to make marmalade, antioxidant fruit juice and liqueur.

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