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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

3 Ways To Use Calamansi (Calamondin)

           Calamansi, or Calamondin (for other countries), is widely used in different fields. It's like a small version of lime but less sour. It could be used for cooking; eliminating stinky odors for meat, poultry, or pork and neutralizing sweetness for pastries. I don't know if you do this too in your country but here in the Philippines we used it in substitute for lime/lemon. This fruit is way more affordable and very abundant here in our country. 

            My family have some tips on how to use Calamansi aside from using it on cooking. You could use this fruit for:

1. Whitening

Yes, the extract of this fruit is mixed in various beauty products like soap, lotion, body wash, facial cleanser and other. My aunt use this in bleaching her armpits for years. To do this, take one and slice in half. Squeeze the first half on one of your armpits do the same to other part. Do this at lest 15 minutes before you take a bath so the juice would sink in. Her under arms are white and almost flawless. You can also use this trick on other parts of the body you want to lighten.

2. Anti-Dandruff
Having problems with itchiness on your scalp? Don't worry, there's an immediate solution for it. The juice of this fruit is way more effective than any anti-dandruff shampoo out there. Squeeze, let's say 5 of this, and massage the extract on your scalp. The acidity of this is strong, so be careful when pouring the juice on your head. It's a little bit stingy at first so be ready. If do this once a week, you're dandruff will lessen. :)

3. Loose Weight
My mom advised me to drink a shot of pure Calamansi juice before breakfast to help lose my baby fats (belly). Haha! I don't how much should I squeeze, maybe a full shot glass. I forgot to ask her, sorry. She's working on China so I guess she got the tip from Chinese people. She's also switching to a vegan life and I can see that she's loosing weight. Anyways, there's no harm in trying this. 

           We currently have two trees of Calmansi, located on my granny's garden. They bear fruit really fast, so we don't buy Calamansi on market at times. They go overripe quickly so it's best to pick and use them immediately. 

          You'll know when a Calamansi is ripe if turns from solid green to yellow green. Like the one below.

              Those are some tips that I know in using this amazing fruit. If you have any additional tips, please let us know by leaving a comment. I would really appreciate that. Do you find this post helpful? Do you want more posts like this? Thank you so much for reading. Have a nice day. Stay safe. XOXO 
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