Little Orange Tree, Calamondin Citrofortunella microcarpa, we bought in 2009.
We keep it in the house during the winter and outside in the summer.
It is outdoing itself this year with blossoms and fruit.
excellent for preserves and jam, marmalade
dried peel zest
used to flavour foods and drinks
The fruit can be frozen whole and used as ice cubes in beverages
The juice makes a flavourful drink similar to lemonade.
A liqueur can be made from the whole fruits with vodka and sugar.
The juice is used to season fish, fowl, and pork.
The acid juice to make gelatin salads or desserts, custard pie or chiffon pie.
Fish are spritzed with the juice prior to cooking to eliminate the “fishy” smell
Kuah asang (“sour soup”) clear fish broth made with calamondin juice.
Medicinally rubbed on insect bites to relieve itching and reduce irritation,
taken orally as cough medicine (with green tea), a natural anti-inflammatory,
for constipation the juice is warmed and diluted with water.
It bleaches freckles, aids with acne, antidote for poison,
combined with pepper to help expel phlegm.
It is also used in skin and hair care products.
Means: Tree – generosity.
Blossoms – Your purity equals your loveliness.
Flower – Chastity
We bought ours as plants years ago. I really love the scent of the blossoms and I use the oranges
in salads. Yum.
Love ❤️ that.. I’m trying to grow a lemon 🍋 tree in my house 🏡