It’s funny because watermelons or PAKWAN (in Tagalog) is ubiquitous here in the Philippines but I didn’t really know much about it. This fruit is also small, not bigger than the egg, and gives off a soft sweet taste. It has a thick, dark red or purple brown skin. Coconut is also known as “buko” in Filipino language. http://nobert-bermosa.blogspot.com/2010/10/most-popular-fruits-in-philippines.html, http://www.bijlmakers.com/fruits/tropicalfruits.htm, http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-guava.html, http://www.unp.me/f150/benefits-of-guava-51600/, http://healthmad.com/nutrition/10-health-benefits-of-jackfruit/, http://codemenot.blogspot.com/2010/12/10-reasons-to-love-benefits-of.html, http://voices.yahoo.com/seven-benefits-eating-papaya-1399603.html, http://www.livestrong.com/article/374802-star-apple-nutrients/, http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/star_apple.htm, http://www.foodreference.com/html/art-star-fruit.html. LANZONES got its name from the Tagalog word “lason” or poison because they first thought this fruit was poisonous. It tastes like sweet potato but sweeter. Also known as "caimito," star apple is an exotic fruit with a rough, indelible skin that ranges in color from green to purple depending on the stage of ripeness. Is anyone as surprised as I was? Bananas have different colors and sizes. Papaya has a long shape like a pear and has a yellow or orange color when ripe. But did you know that there are almost 1000 varieties of banana?!? And I have some of these fruits grown in my backyard. I’m not hating on Thailand. I remember always wanting to eat this fruit because IT IS DELICIOUS! And I believe that food is a good starting point for that. What more can you ask for? It is a sweet tasting fruit that can be seen anywhere in the neighborhood. I have high blood pressure, and cholesterol problems and cancer I have friends who live in the Philippines who have told me about Dragon and a couple of others I would love to learn more I’m 66 and retired! A Pinya Festival is held every May in Calauan, Laguna. This fruit is … I don’t think I’d be able to eat all those varieties in my lifetime or can I??? Bayabas or guava (Psidium guajava) is in season from July to November and most common areas where guavas are grown in abundance … This is no April Fools Day joke. It helps make us alert, it is a natural antacid and the inside peel of BANANA helps get rid of warts. The texture is also a little more firmer. Since Philippine is a tropical country, a variety of delicious tropical fruits are cultivated here. This fruit is said to originate in Borneo but is widespread in Southeast Asia. This fruit is native to Central America but was introduced by Spaniards here in the Philippines. We use PAPAYA in many ways in this country. Lanzones contains high nutritional value, as it contains an abundant amount of antioxidants, vitamin B, and fiber. Yes po! And if you’re interested in growing an atis tree in your backyard, here’s a warning: bats and birds love the fruit. Thanks so much for stopping by this blog, you can subscribe also for future newsletters =) God bless! This month-long series is extra special because it is directly in line with this blog’s primary mission to promote the Philippines as a foodie paradise. Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants that help prevent cancer, heart attacks, and strokes. I have been there and I loved loved loved it. It is really very effective and economical. However, this tall herb (it’s not a tree) originated right here in the Philippines and other neighboring Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia and Indonesia although some say it was first recorded in Papua New Guinea. Philippine fruits are among the most mouth-watering varieties in the world. Maybe it’s time to plant one, anyone know how? It just needs a little getting used to. Children love climbing santol trees and eating their fruits. It is a sweet tasting fruit that can be seen anywhere in the neighborhood. Thailand is. It also has many benefits and uses. Sadly. Lastly, this fruit is believed to be native to Central and South America and was brought to the Philippines by Spaniards. It has a light sweet taste. I don’t why people are like that but we are like that and it is actually one of the reasons why I feel the need to feature our awesome summer fruits in the Philippines. It is round baseball-sized fruit which is best eaten fresh. Feb 1, 2018 - Explore Liezl Martin's board "PHILIPPINE FRUIT..." on Pinterest. There is also no particular place where it is widely grown. Just from the orangey color, you’d know that this fruit is rich in beta-carotene and is good for eyesight. It was the only fruit candy I knew about or was available to us then. Me, I love Coconut milk (GATA) stews like. Atis (custard apple) Atis has lots of seeds that are coated with a soft sugary pulp that tastes like … Starting 2014, Nueva Ecija holds a PAPAYA Festival annually. I was so excited to try it out and it was amazing. This fruit is abundant during the months of September to November and its tree is very easy to cultivate.BANANA (Musa acuminate), Various kinds of bananas can be found in the Philippines – tundan, lakatan, señorita, and others. Funny how we need to be told something is great before realizing that it is indeed great and start appreciating it. This helps in eliminating kidney-related problems. These are also those I have tasted so far. Well, that’s enough motivation for me to go to Camiguin =D. The color is yellow and you have to peel to taste. Two pronounced wet and dry seasons: Dry from November to … You may have heard it before or maybe not…yes, DURIAN is an aphrodisiac It also has anti-aging elements and makes you feel relaxed and happy. Fruits of the Philippines. And if you’re trying to QUIT SMOKING, eating a banana can help you with the withdrawal symptoms. Its palm tree is called the “tree of life” because all of its parts provide raw materials that can be used for different items. In fact this country is one of the leading producers of bananas all throughout the world. Hi! Atis or sugar-apple (Annona squamosa ) is in season from Sept to Dec and cultivated throughout the Philippines. Incidentally, I live in Los Angeles California but born in Cebu. It is very high in tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin (happy hormones) by the body. We undervalue what we do have. Here, it is usually used as a souring agent for our beloved. PAPAYA is also good against cancer, macular degeneration, arthritis, constipation and many more. It is like a small apple. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Aside from being a condiment for food recipes, it is used for skin bleaching, eliminating stains on clothes, disinfecting wounds, repelling insects, fighting body odor, relieving cough, treating dandruff and scalp itchiness and helping increase hair volume. Guava is commonly known as "bayabas". This fruit is commonly found in tropical climate countries including the Philippines. I previously described the fleshy part of this fruit to have a jello and marshmallow hybrid texture embedded in thin milky sweet juice. Here are some of the most common tropical fruits in the Philippines. Macopa is a native fruit in the Philippines. Star fruit is unique because of its shape when sliced, which is obviously a star. Actually, for us, hehe. Inside it is a white juicy pulp with about 3 to 5 brown seeds. Check out more of BANANA’s power here. I vaguely remember always asking my mother to buy ATIS when I was younger but she’d always say that what was sold in the market were no good. Blessed are those who have an Atis tree in their backyards! and 1KG LANZONES (LONGKONG). But more than that, I believe that in our own little way, we were able to help promote a vibrant local economy by supporting our local start-ups.