Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Prutas

Mango
In the Philippines, we call it “Mangga”, a tagalong word for mango. Mangoes can be found anywhere in the country. You can even see mango trees on the backyard of most Filipinos. This is why Mango is considered as the National fruit of the Philippines.[Source: https://thedailyroar.com/culture/philippines-national-fruit/]


Atis
aka Sugar Apple

Atis is the Philippine name for Sweet Sop and Sugar Apple. Atis is a relative to custard apple and belongs to the Annona family. Atis is native to Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. Atis was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish times.
Atis is a small tree that grows between 10 to 20 feet high when fully matured with oblong leaves and green heart-shaped fruits with polygonal tubercles. The atis fruit has a white, sweet flesh and black seeds.

The Atis tree is easy to grow. Just plant a seed on almost any soil and atis will grow. However, it requires tropical or near tropical weather. When planted, Atis will begin to bear fruit in about a year's time. It will bear fruit about 3 times a year and the sweetest fruits are those borne during the summer months. [Source: http://truenutritionalfacts.blogspot.sg/2015/09/atis-fruit-nutritional-facts.html]


Santol
aka CottonFruit

Santol Fruit or (Sandoricum koetjape) and also known as Lolly fruit, Sayai, Visayan, and Wild Mangosteen is a fruit from indochina including the Philippines. Santol Fruit is sweet and sour and it’s loaded with great healing abilities including lots of vitamins, lowers cholesterol, heals allergies, helps with cancer… and a lot more. [Source: https://paulhaider.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/14-health-benefits-of-santol-fruit/]


Be a pineapple. Stand tall. Wear a crown. And be sweet inside.

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