The Philippines

February 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

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 Lansium Domesticum

I’m in the Philippines on a research/wedding planning/ family trip… more on this soon. The Lansium Domesticum, known as  Lanzones here in the Philippines belong to the family Meliaceae (the mahogany family). The fruit has a peel like a banana, its flesh is segmented like that of a mangosteen, it has the texture of a grape and tastes a bit bananaish, but only inasmuch as an orange tastes like an apple, that is to say it’s difficult to compare it to anything.  It is about the size of a lychee and has a very bitter seed. It is one of my absolute favorite fruits and it’s in season here.

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