Wednesday, May 26, 2010

" Santol "

The taste: It's tangy, sour but really tasty and refreshing.
One of my fave fruits during summer and while most of us
dip this with salt, I prefer it with sugar... It's sweeter,
hence my apppointment with the dentist after days of
consuming it. ^0^

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The origin: The santol is believed native to former Indochina.
It is commonly cultivated throughout these regions and
the fruits are abundant in the local markets.

Climate: The santol is tropical and flourishes in dry as well as moist
areas of the Philippine lowlands.

Cool Use : Its bark is used in tanning fishing lines.
It can be made as a marmalade also.

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7 comments:

  1. Sour but good, huh? I'd like to try it! You have so many fruits in the Philipines, lucky you :D

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  2. Seeing this photo makes my salivary glands active. I prefer using salt or fish sauce instead of sugar.

    Misssssss ko na yan. Uuwi ako next moth...santol here I come hehehe.

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  3. These are really good looking!

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  4. Had them in Rangoon years back. I prefer them with sugar as well. Teeth? What teeth???

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  5. The dentists must also earn their life!

    I beleive that santols must be quite local; never saw it anywhere - and was unfortunately never at Manila or close to.

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  6. Salt and vinegar is the perfect dip for santol. The ones they sell preserved in jars have lost all their santol taste. I miss santol. Throw some my way.

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thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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