Marang Fruit from the Philippines
Of all the fruit in the Philippines, this is my favorite. Its a relation of the Jack fruit and comes in a large green spiny skin slightly smaller than the size of a football. Inside there are dozens whitish yellow flesh covered seeds. You can eat the flesh (but not the seed) either with a fork, or if feeling slightly sticky by hand.
What does Marang fruit taste like?
The flesh tastes quite custardy. And is really nice either refrigerated or at room temperature. It’s also a great fruit for breakfast as it’s quite filling. It’s not at all acidic and I’ve eaten plenty of whole ones with no after effects.
Marang are seasonal with two main seasons – September-October and occasionally December. Recently farmers have been harvesting them too early resulting in poorer crops and smaller Marang. Marang cost about 40 – 50 pesos but as low as 15-20 pesos in the countryside.
This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Great food from the Philippines
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