fruits Archive

Lipote: The munchy bunch

People say that one good thing deserves another. The lipote does better than that as the fruit comes; not just as ones or pairs, but as whole clusters. Many of us know duhat, the fruit of many childhood summers. Lipote looks similar to this tangy fruit. However, the duhat cluster has its fruits hanging more […]

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Fruits and Vegetables (Extend the Shelf-life of Fruits and Vegetables)

How to Extend the Shelf-life of Fruits and Vegetables Procedure: 1. Place moist sawdust in a big basin or pail. Take care to remove sharp or pointed pieces in the sawdust that will hurt the fruits or vegetables as it is in this way that rotting caused by bacterial organisms start. 2. Place the fruits […]

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Getting familiar with Yambo, an indigenous fruit delight

In a world that is truly rich and diverse in natural resources, new discoveries and breakthroughs take place anytime and anywhere. Segue to agriculture: man continues to discover various flora and fauna that can be used for food or serve other purposes. Older species are being rediscovered with their potential to feed the ever-growing consumer […]

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Sugar Apple Production Guide

The Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa L.) or atis in Filipino is a small deciduous tree that reaches a height of about 15 to 20 ft (4.6-6.1 m) and spread. Sugar apples are a common fruit tree in the home landscape throughout the tropics. Its leaves are dull, pale green, hairy when young but smooth at […]

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Government eyes anti-cancer flavonoids and tannins content in a P1.65 million indigenous fruit Arius juice and wine project

A government-run institution is eyeing anti-cancer flavonoids and tannin content in a P1.654 million project on indigenous Batanes fruit “Arius” whose juice and wine are now at pre-commercial distribution stage. Batanes State College (BSC) has already come up with different products from arius—jam, pastillas, tart, wine, juice, and tea. “But we’re now looking at the […]

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How to Make Fruit Powders

Fruit powders are made from dehydrated fruits by grinding into a powdered form. They are used in ayurvedic preparations or as an ingredient in pickles and sour foods. Shelf-life: The preservation relies on the very low moisture content of less than 15% and increased acidity. When properly packaged, they have a shelf-life of up to […]

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How to Make Chocolate Crinkles

Cookies are small, sweet, and flat cakes. They come in various shapes, flavors, and appearances. Cookies are prepared and served in different ways-thick, thin, dark-colored, flavored with fruits or nuts. Some even have frosting and toppings to add more color and taste. Chocolate Crinkles Ingredients: 3/4 cup oil or 3/4 cup melted butter 2 cups […]

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Pineapple Production Guide

The pineapple also known botanically as Ananas comosus plant is a terrestrial herb 2 1/2 to 5 ft (.75-1.5 m) high with a spread of 3 to 4 ft (.9-1.2 m); a very short, stout stem and a rosette of waxy, straplike leaves, long-pointed, 20 to 72 in (50-180cm) 1ong; usually needle tipped and generally […]

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How to Make Jackfruit Pickle

Pickles are usually made from a mixture of vegetables and fruits. They are eaten as a savoury, spicy accompaniment to curries or other main meals. They can be prepared using one of two main methods: – Lactic acid fermentation of fruits, either with or without the addition of salt: they are not heated, therefore strict […]

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How to Make Fermented Plant Juice or FPJ

Fermented Plant Juice or FPJ is made from axillary buds and young fruits, fast growing plants, young leaves of plants and grasses. Mixed with crude sugar or molasses, the juice is extracted and fermented after storing for a period of time. The liquid is applied to plant’s leaves and growing points, soil around the plant, […]

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How to Make Jackfruit Beverage

Jackfruit beverage is made from fruit pulp which is mixed with water, sugar and citric acid. Use only freshly harvested ripe fruits without bruising or damage. Jackfruit Beverage Ingredients for 1 kg de-seeded jackfruit bulbs: Pectin-degrading enzyme (see instructions on the packet) Sugar 0.5 g sodium metabisulphite (optional) Procedure: 1. Cut fruit in half lengthwise. […]

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Jackfruit Production Guide

Jackfruit scientifically known as Artocarpus heterophyllius, lam, locally known as “nangka” or “langka” is a favorite dessert of Filipinos. It is one of the most widely grown fruit crops in the Philippines. It was reported that this fruit is one of the famous in the world because it produces the largest edible fruit that weighs […]

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