Santol is the name of the fruit of a tree that has the scientific name Sandoricum koetjape. It is native to Southeast Asia where it is called gratawn (กระท้อน) in Thai, kompem reach in Khmer, tong in Lao and donka in Sinhalese.
The French refer to it as faux mangoustanier, while in English it’s been called wild mangosteen, COTTONFRUIT or sandor. Previously, it had been given the scientific names Sandoricum indicum and Sandoricum nervosum.
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The kamatsile is the fruit of a plant having the scientific name Pithecellobium dulce. It is native to Central and northern South America, and was introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. The Spaniards call it guamachil or guamúchil. Filipinos also spell it as camachile, camachili and kamatsili.
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Calamansi (spelled kalamansi in native Tagalog orthography) is a small, very round citrus fruit that’s ubiquitous in the Philippines. The fruits are often used when the thin rind is still green on the outside, and that is the color associated with it.
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Did you know that… the banana’s parent plant isn’t a tree but an herb, and the fruit itself is a berry?
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Scientific name: Artocarpus odoratissima
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Atis is a very popular fruit in the Philippines, as well as in other Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand.
This fruit has been called custard apple, sweetsop, and sugar-apple in English.
Scientific name: Annona squamosa
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