Category Archives: Fruits

Persimon Fruit

I  may  be a fool or ignorant  if  I  say  I  that  Googled  “how to eat  Persimon.’   Yes,  but I just did.

So what?   But that’s how I wanted to make sure I  won’t  trash the part that should be eaten and eat what should be trashed.    Since New Year’s Day,  every time I see the Persimon fruit in our table,  I’d always say,   “how to eat Persimon,”  and my kids  would comment..  “Just bite it”   sounding  like, “hey mom, are you serious?”  “Ma, please..”    I know they  are  just  making  a funny comment but yeah seriously,  I  really don’t know.

In most fruits like apple, pears, chico and more, I always eat the skin  because this part  contains  fiber, except of course  the common sense of  eating pineapple and coconuts.

Anyways,  here are some informative  facts about  Persimon.

The persimmon originally  came from  Japan and China but it is now grown in Italy and other Mediterranean countries, the Middle East and the USA.

Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros.   In color the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety.  The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile.    Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses.

Fact Sources:  Wikipedia, WikiHow

Longan Fruit

Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as the longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit. It is one of the better known tropical members of the soapberry family to which also the lychee belongs. It is native to the Indomalaya ecozone defined by South Asia and Southeast Asia. (source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)

Apple Mango

 

an apple with mango taste or a mango that looks like an apple in  appearance,  whatever..

We used to have an apple mango tree in front of our house when I was a kid. My father planted the tree and I guess he had a green thumb that even when the tree was very young, it  already bears a lot of fruit.   At that time,  it was always  noticed  by  neighborhood  and passers by because of its  fruit  with  pinkish and apple like  color.

We  love  the apple mango  tree but not the fruit.  We were not really interested to harvest  because we don’t like the taste at all. Yes, we eat, but it’s not our  favorite fruit,  as we  find it  dull   for  our taste bud.

It was just some years ago  when we decided to cut down the tree  as the old folks  said that it gave us bad luck  based from Feng Shui,  and  that  a sour tree is never  good planted  in  front of the house.  if only  I could  turn back the time,   I wouldn’t  have  let  them  cut  the tree.   Poor  tree, my  children would have enjoyed the fruit  and  the shade   would  have provided a cooler temperature   especially during  summer.

The taste of  apple mango  gives me a different taste like a medicinal herb.    I would always  prefer a  ripe carabao mango.  However when unripe, I liked it better as it isn’t  as sour as carabao.  I can eat  it without shrimp paste or salt.

A  few days ago,  I bought a kilo of  apple mango. Surprisingly,  I like the taste now.   Do  taste buds  change?  I guess, yes!   I find  it sweeter now just as much  as  carabao.