Mga Prutas sa Pilipinas
Fruits in the Philippines
Guavas can be enjoyed freshly picked off the tree, with or without
Langka or Nangka is the Tagalog word for “jackfruit.” It’s the largest fruit that grows on a tree! See the other photo!
Custard apple, sweetsop, sugar-apple…
Atis is a very popular fruit in the Philippines, as well as in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand.
Photo of Buli Fruits by Mildred Cruz.
Also known as silag or budyawi.
The caimito is a fruit of the tree with the scientific name Chrysophyllum cainito. It is native to Central America and was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
Star apple is its given name in English.
The Filipino name for this fruit comes from the Spanish guanábana.
Duhat is a local Philippine fruit that’s commonly referred to as Java plum. It is dark purple to black in color, fleshy and one-seeded, with a sweet-astringent taste.
Dayap is the key lime familiar to Westerners, though few know that it’s actually a native plant of Southeast Asia.
Scientific name: Citrus aurantifolia (Christm.) Swingle.
Kaong is the fruit of the sugar palm tree whose scientific name is Arenga pinnata. Translucently white in color and chewy in texture, the cute-sized fruits of the kaong are a popular ingredient in haluhalo, together with macapuno and nata de coco.
Philippine Papaya Tree with Green Fruits. This plant’s scientific name is Carica