Calamansi (spelled kalamansi in native Tagalog orthography) is a small, very round citrus fruit that’s ubiquitous in the Philippines. The fruits are often used when the thin rind is still green on the outside, and that is the color associated with it.

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Ano ang suha sa English?

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Scientific name: Citrus poonensis

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Calamansi Juice

Calamansi juice is the best!

In Tagalog…
Ang katas ng kalamansi ay napakainam para sa masakit na lalamunan.
Calamansi juice is very good for a sore throat.

How to Make Calamansi Juice

First, you’re going to need a lot of calamansi.

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This word is from the Spanish naranjita (meaning: “small orange”).


Dalanghita is the name of a small, plump citrus fruit whose rind is primarily green. Its scientific name isĀ Citrus nobilis.
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This word is from the Spanish naranja (meaning: orange).


The Tagalog word dalandan refers to a variety of citrus fruit native to the Philippines.

The scientific name of the fruit that Filipinos refer to as dalandan is Citrus aurantium. It had also been known by these scientific names in the past: Citrus vulgaris Risso, Citrus longispina Wester and Citrus sinensis Osbeck. Continue reading “DALANDAN”


Also sometimes rendered as dalayap.

“key lime”

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Sinturis is a Tagalog word for the citrus fruit known widely by the Spanish-derived name dalanghita. The term is used mostly in Batangas province.

The scientific name of sinturis is Citrus nobilis.

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