The advantage of knowing the fruits in season is that you can take advantage of its affordable cost. Apart from the good health benefits of fruits, you and your family will enjoy the taste of the fruits of your choice in season. I greatly suggest to introduce fruits to our little kids so that they will choose fruits over junk foods. Sharing to you the Philippine Fruits during Rainy Season with health benefits, scientific name, and estimate cost.
Philippine Fruits during Rainy Season
Atis or sugar-apple (Annona squamosa ) is in season from Sept to Dec and cultivated throughout the Philippines. If you’re suffering from asthma, sugar-apple may be good for you. Have it for P40 (estimate cost).
Bayabas or guava (Psidium guajava) is in season from July to November and most common areas where guavas are grown in abundance are: open areas, second-growth forests, backyard or as a part of a mixed orchard. The fruit of guava is very rich in Vitamin C, which is substantially higher than what is found in citrus. From P30 – P50, you could try this citrus fruit.
Dalanghita or orange (citrus nobilis) is in season from October to December and its large scale cultivation is in the Batangas Province. It is a good source of Vitamin C and priced P20.
Durian (Durio) is in season from August to October and abundant in Mindanao region. It is an excellent source of health benefiting B-complex groups of vitamins; a rare feature for fruits, such as niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). It costs P70 – P100.
Guyabano or soursop (Annona muricata) is in season from August to November and abundant in Davao. It is rich in ascorbic acid, potash, phosphorous and calcium. The edible portion is 70% with food energy of 63 calories and the sugar content ranges from 4 to 14%. Have it from P30 – P 50.
Kalamansi or Philippine lime ( Citrofortunella microcarpa ) is in season from July to Oct and it be grown in the backyard. Just like dalanghita, it is also a good source of Vitamin C and priced P10.
Kamias or bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi) is close to the family of balimbing and commonly found as a backyard plant. The fruit is also known to control internal bleeding in the stomach. It is rarely sold in the market but when it has, you may have it for P10 only.
Lanzones (Lansium parasiticum ) is in season from August to November and grown mostly in Luzon, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin Island. Lanzones is rich in carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorous, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. Have lots of it for P30.
Makopa or wax apple (Syzygium samarangense) is in season from June to July and commonly found as a backyard plant. Makopa is full of vitamin C which is healthy for bones, teeth, and muscles. You could have it for P20.
Sampaloc or tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is in season from October to December and Planted throughout the settled areas of the Philippines. Sampaloc fruit is used as a laxative, for bilious vomiting, and against cholera. It is also a refrigerant, and used to reduce fevers. Have it for P10 or for free since it is mostly planted in the backyard.
Santol or lolly fruit (Sandoricum koetjape) is in season from July to September and it is throughout settled areas in the Philippines, planted or semi-cultivated, and abundant in secondary forests. The pulp of the santol fruit is rich in bryonolic and sandorinic acids whicha re known to have anti-allergy properties. Have it for P20 – P30.
Tiesa or canistel (Pouteria campechiana) is in season from Oct to November and in the Philippines, it adapts well from sea level to medium altitutdes in areas with a short to long rainy season. A basis of vitamin C and calcium, Canistel fruit provides a niacin, iron, protein and fiber. Its estimate cost is P 30.
This July try Bayabas, Makopa, and Santol. I am thinking of cooking Pork Sinigang using Bayabas. These are the Philippine Fruits during Rainy Season. There are many ways to enjoy these fruits. Fruits are perfect for healthy snacks. Among the Philippines Fruits during rainy season, my son’s favorite fruit is the Lanzones. How about you? What is your child’s favorite?
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