It is "Santol" Season

@magallon (17366)
Philippines
June 15, 2016 9:20pm CST
Sandoricum koetjape (santol or cottonfruit) is a tropical fruit grown in Southeast Asia. This fruit, which is called Santol here in the Philippines is abundant during the months of June or July. The outer rind of Santol is thin or thick, soft or hard, depending on its variety. The inner whitish pulp around the seed is eaten. This pulp maybe sweet or sour. After this pulp is a brown seed which is inedible. But there are some people who swallow the seeds especially if it is small. This fruit could be eaten raw or could also be cooked and made into a delicious dish. In Bicol, Philippines, grated rind is cooked in coconut milk (with bits of pork and hot pepper). This is the fruit which I loved to eat when I was 2 months pregnant with my youngest son.
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@Shavkat (46864)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
My grandma makes this fruit as candies. I had also read that Jose Rizal loves sweetened santol.
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Sweetened Santol is good. My aunt used to cook sweetened Santol and we love it so much. Its sour taste mixed with the sweetness of the syrup.
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@Shavkat (46864)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@magallon I agree. My granny who passed away do this before. It is cheaper and can stored in the cupboard or fridge for a long time.
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Shavkat I think few people are making sweetened Santol. Most of us want to eat it raw.
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@MGjhaud (20802)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
my siblings brought me a bag of those today from home. i hope its sweet..
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
Enjoy eating. ... My mouth waters every time I see the picture I posted.
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@MGjhaud (20802)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
thanks, i hope i will cause i dont like sour fruits.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Yup true! I see a lot being sold lately. :) Not much of a fan of santol but I do love to eat them once in a while. I usually peel it and eat it with salt. Yum!!
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Yeah.. That's how we usually eat it. Do you swallow the small seeds too?
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@magallon nope.. just get the taste and spit it out :) feel like eating one right now!! eeekkk!!!
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@zarlamain (23947)
• United States
16 Jun 16
They look very appetizing.
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
True... Some are sweet. Some are sour.
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@zarlamain (23947)
• United States
16 Jun 16
@magallon Very nice!
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• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I used to eat it's seed and the outer part of it when i was a kid. Haven't tasted this in a while.
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@magallon (17366)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
It is season of Santol now, so can buy it maybe in the market.