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Calamondins for Your Health

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This fruit which is native to Southeast Asia, looks like a tangerine. It is grown in the States primarily for ornamental purposes. It is a citrus fruit and shares many benefits with oranges and lemons. It has many medicinal purposes. In the Philippines, it is used to relieve acne and coughs.

Calamondin Citrus Plant

“Toxicology,” in its November 2010 issue, stated that calamondins are an excellent source of many antioxidants. Also, calamondin is a low-calorie fruit with no fat, which makes 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 collagen synthesis. A significant amount of Vitamin A and potassium are also found in the calamondin. Potassium is essential for muscle and nerve utility. A healthy portion of potassium is also required to maintain proper blood pressure and healthy bones, so knowing which fruits are good antioxidants is essential.

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. In addition, this readily available antioxidant-rich fruit is used to make marmalade, antioxidant fruit juice, and liqueur.

You can buy Citris Mitis Calamondin-Minature Orange Trees online:

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