Monday, March 5, 2018

Unusual Fruits in the Philippines

Unusual Fruits in the Philippines 
Rare are fruits that fail the palate,
To be in the market or on the plate,
Away from man their seeds are sown
To grow unsung and unknown. ~  avr

Dr Abe V Rotor
1. Macopa (Eugenia jambalana) picked and directly eaten
when it reaches fullest size, dark red and shiny.
2. Tiesa (Lucoma nervosa) is directly eaten when fully ripe.
It makes excellent ice cream or ice drop. Try tiesa cake, too.
3. Fruit of mabolo (Diospyrus). Kamagong, claimed the 
hardest wood in the world comes from this tree.
4. Karamay is eaten fresh or pickled. It comes from
a small tree that grows in the Ilocos region.
5. Marang has the taste of nangka and durian combined.
All three belong to Family Moraceae

6. Sapote has a rich taste but seldom liked. It is among the
endangered native fruits of the Philippines.

7. Cherimoya is grown in tropical regions throughout the world. Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men". The creamy texture of the flesh gives the fruit its secondary name,custard apple.

8. Dragon fruit.  Pitaya or pitahaya is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to the Americas. Pitaya usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while pitahaya or dragon fruit refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus. ~

Acknowledgement: Internet photos (7 and 8)

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