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Here are some of the tropical fruits found in the Philippines:
Bananas. There are many varieties of bananas (saguing) that you can find in this country. My favorite is “tundan.” However, this variety is not exportable because foreigners simply abhore it. Why? Well, they say that it can cause constipation. But I beg to disagree. In our farm, we grow three (or four?) varieties of bananas, namely “lacatan,” “sab-a,” and “tundan.” Sab-a is commonly used for cooking. For instance, it can be added to tinolang manok (chicken ginger stew).
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Papaya. I eat it almost everyday because of its high-fiber content. Apart from fiber, it is also rich in vitamins A and C. This is easy to grow. We actually had papaya tree in our front yard until it was destroyed by the previous flood.
Rambutan. Just the thought of rambutant makes me drool over. Its taste is soft and sweet. Its size is as big as a hen’s egg. The demand of this fruit in the Philippines and overseas is high. This is probably the reason it is rarely found on the market these days. This is also one of my favorite fruits. I can eat two kilos of rambutan in just one sitting and will always ask for more.
Santol. When unripe, the taste is very sour that lets you show a sour face. This fruit is used to make marmalade and is one of the fruits in the Philippines that is being exported. The best way to eat it is to have it with some salt and vinegar.
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