Wednesday, May 27, 2009

S = Sinigwelas

Sexy Glass


Sinigwelas or Spanish Plum (Spondias purpurea L.) is one of the summer fruits here in the Philippines. Its name was derived from the Spanish word "ciruela," because its resemblance to plum. The tree of this fruit is very unique because during off-season, trees were leafy, and when summertime comes, all the leaves will fall and out comes the fruits. At times, it is considered ripe when the skin turns reddish, but sometimes some fruits would just turn yellow-green. It's like olive - very firm flesh with one big seed inside, but it tends to be sweet, sometimes a little sour.

I prefer to eat the reddish ones because those were the sweetest kind.

*** Jenn ***


James said...

Very interesting I've never seen this fruit before.

Sylvia K said...

I'd never seen one before either! Lovely looking fruit! Good choice for the S day!

Anonymous said...

Same, I've never seen these. They look yummy. I love fruit!!!

☆Willa☆ said...

wow! sarap nyan! sobrang miss ko na rin, at ang ganda ng pagkalitrato ha!

Q said...

Wow these are interesting.
I just love all the different posts for ABC Wednesday.
I learn about so many new things.

Tumblewords: said...

Great! I've never heard of these but maybe they'll come to a market near here. Nice post.

Roger Owen Green said...

Never seen OR heard of these. Learning something new.

WV: sting

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}