Mga Prutas sa Pilipinas
Fruits in the Philippines
The most common variety of mango in the Philippines is what Americans refer to as champagne mango. It’s been called Manila mango, Ataulfo mango (named after its Mexican grower) and Honey mango. Filipinos call it manggang kalabaw (carabao mango) while the Philippine government refers to it as ‘Manila Super Mango.’
Durian fruit from Davao — for sale in Metro Manila. Photo by Angie Pastor.
The durián is the fruit of a tree belonging to the genus Durio and the Malvaceae family. People often mistake it for the jackfruit but it is different.
The flesh of the durián emits a distinctive odour even when its husk is intact.