Exotic Filipino Fruits: Uncommon Fruits Your Family Will Love!

Prepare yourself for a wild ride of flavors that'll blow your taste buds away! Overwhelmed with the different choices of fruit at your local grocery store? Tired of munching on the same old fruits on repeat? We’ve got you! Find new fun exotic fruits to try with your family in this article. We’re here to help you expand your fruit palette with different types of sweet, citrus, and creamy local fruits in season that even the little ones will enjoy. Keep reading to find out more.

Uncommon Fruits in Season

Fruits come in different seasons, it’s best to know when to try these fruits for the best quality and taste. Here is a short table on exotic local fruits in the Philippines and the best time of the year to get them!

 

Fruit

Months in season

Chico

january to february; may to june

Durian

july to october

Guava

september to december

Longan

july to august

Mangosteen

may to september

Tamarind

october to december

Rambutan

August to october

Guava

September to december

Durian

July to october

Seasonal Exotic Fruit in the Philippines

Unfamiliar with some of the fruits or want to know more about them? Here are a few reasons why you should try them:


Chico: 

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The chico fruit, also known as Sapodilla, is known as a sweet, juicy, and chewy fruit. This fruit can often be mistaken with Kiwis, having brown and fuzzy skin on the outside but with light brown flesh and pear like seeds. However, it’s flavour is nothing like kiwis and are more alike to the flavour pears,  refreshingly sweet with a more custard texture. Chicos are commonly used in desserts, smoothies, and other sweet dishes, but it isn’t to say that they aren’t great to snack on alone. 


Longan:

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The longan fruit has soft, sweet, and tart flesh. As part of the lychee family, longans have similar tastes to lychee as well as having chewy flesh surrounded by the seed. Longans are used a lot in sorbets, jellies, salads, desserts, and puddings. Longans are a great guilt free snack with multiple health benefits. As a superfruit, longans are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, as well as lowering stress and anxiety. 


Mangosteen:

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Mangosteen, also known as purple mangosteen, has a small, round fruit about the size of a tennis ball appearance. Its thick, leathery purple rind encloses juicy white flesh divided into segments similar to an orange. The fruit is very addicting with sweet, tangy, and has a hint of citrus undertones. Mangosteens are best eaten alone and raw but they can also be used in tropical fish, meat, rice, or poultry dishes as well as desserts if you want to try something new. 


Tamarind:

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The tamarind, known as sampaloc or sampalok in the Philippines, is a tropical fruit with a sweet and tangy flavour. The tamarind  comes from the pods of the tamarind tree, which contain a sticky pulp surrounded by a fibrous shell. The tamarind may be eaten raw or incorporated into dishes. You may have heard of tamarind candies, which are just tamarinds coated in sugar. It’s a great way to enjoy the fruit with two simple ingredients with its own unique taste of sweet and sour that people love to snack on.


Rambutan:

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It’s quite easy to spot and be enticed to try Rambutans. Rambutans, coming from the Malay word “rambut” which means hair, have unique appearances. Coming in different hues of red, yellow, and orange, this fruit has hair like strands that stick out from its outer shell. Coming from the same family as the longan fruit, you get a sweet fruity taste with every bite. Rambutan is definitely a must try for families since it’s guaranteed that even the little ones will love it.


Guava:

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The guava fruit is one of the most versatile fruits out there. The guava fruit has green or yellow skin with pink-ish white flesh. This fruit is typically seen in beverages, jams, and other foods. The leaves and fruit can also be seen in medicine to help stomach and intestinal conditions, pain, diabetes, and wound healing. The taste of the guava is loved by many as a refreshing and sweet fruit, comparable to a mix of pear and strawberries. It’s definitely something you should try these ber months!


Durian:

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The durian is considered the world’s  stinkiest fruit, but that doesn’t stop people from eating it. This tropical fruit is distinguishable by its spiky and hard outer shell. Compared to its pungent smell, the durian has a creamy taste that people describe to be a mix of creamy vanilla ice cream, cheese, onion, and whipped cream. The second you get a bite, we promise that you’ll love it too.


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