Living in a tropical country has plenty of benefits including some serious tropical fruit selection. Choosing which one is the best tropical fruit in the Philippines may prove to be a difficult endeavor, so we think it’s best if we just list some of them.

If you’re visiting the country, you might find some fruits in the Philippines listed here might be quite exotic. Nevertheless, they’re all quite tasty and worth the try.

Philippine Mangoes – Hailed as the national fruit of the Philippines, you’ll find 2 types of mangoes here, the common one which is colored yellow, and the green one which is unripe. Yes, you read that right. Filipinos love unripe mangoes as much as they love the ripened ones. They usually eat it with shrimp paste to balance the taste.

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Philippine BananaSimilar to mangoes, you’ll find that bananas are bountiful wherever you go in the country. It also comes in various kinds such as Lakatan, Lantundan, and Saba which are very common diploid banana cultivars in the country.

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Durian You’ll find that Durian may be too exotic for your taste more so your sense of smell. The king of fruits might scare you at first, but once you get past that initial pungent smell, you’ll find a rich taste you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to try your hands on it, the best place to find it is in Davao.

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Marang Another local fruit from Davao and looking very similar a Durian, the Marang fruit however doesn’t have that distinct smell Durians are known infamous for.

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Pomelo – With its sweet and tangy taste, Pomelo is akin to a bigger looking grapefruit. A very good source of vitamins and minerals, this exotic fruit can be quite addicting especially during the summer.  

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Miracle Fruit – Also known as calabash, Miracle Fruit is a tree that bears huge fruits that looks like a coconut. It can be found growing abundantly anywhere in Mindanao, and some parts of the Bicol region and in the Visayas. They say its gummy flesh has certain health benefits including the prevention of cancer cells and the growth and development of blood vessels in the body.

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Pineapple – This tropical fruit may not be a native to the Philippines, but because of our weather, we are considered as the second-largest producer and exporter of pineapples. So you’ll be certain that all pineapples you will try here are the freshest, juiciest and tastiest ones.

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Mangosteen – A lot can be said about Mangosteen, but the best thing about this fruit is its health benefits. Some of the Mangosteen benefits you might be interested in knowing is they’re rich in dietary fiber, Vitamin C, and minerals such as Magnesium and Manganese.

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There are plenty more tropical fruits in the Philippines, but here are some of the best ones that you should try eating. Some of them might seem too exotic for your taste, nevertheless, we recommend trying them even just once.

As you consider going around the many islands of your country to taste some of them, why not consider staying in one of our lovely hotels. RedDoorz offers the best accommodations in the market at very budget-friendly prices. Plus, what’s great is that we’re mostly located near tourist spots making it easier to purchase these tropical fruits. So, why don’t you plan your next trip with us in mind?  


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