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Calamansi is available year-round in the Philippines. Its tree grows to about 25 feet tall at maturity and its pulp is very acidic.
Calamansi, also known as Calamondin or Philippine Lime, is an economically important citrus hybrid predominantly cultivated in the Philippines. Calamansi is native to the Philippines and surrounding areas in southern China, Taiwan, Borneo, and Sulawesi. A calamansi contains calories, carbohydrates, fat, protein, calcium, riboflavin, niacin, iron, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and Thiamine. The rind of calamansi contains tannins, which are 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. The Vitamin C as high acidic content of calamansi works well in helping the body eliminate phlegm from the respiratory system. Calamansi has high citric acid content that can help eliminate rough and dark skin to reveal smooth and white skin.