Fruits, Fruits, Fruits

Lanzones
Lanzones

Living in a tropical country has its pros. One is the endless bounty of fruits all year round. The other one is getting a tan in the “winter” months. (Of course they are not really winter, it’s just the coldest time of the month which is about 3 to 5 degrees lower than the usual. The usual being searing hot. You have hot weather all year round, and just wet and dry being the difference.)

Mangosteen
Mangosteen

The nearby supermarket has been having fruit sales all year round, and I really prefer the local fruits. They have had watermelon, melon, mangosteen, durian, pomelo and lanzones. And I just wanted to take a picture of some of the fruits. I believe that from them alone, our household has consumed about 60 kilos of watermelon, 10 kilos of melon, 7 kilos of mangosteen, 6 kilos of mangosteen and 3 kilos of lanzones. Talk about fruit consumption. 🙂 This does not include the regular bananas, papayas, apples, oranges. I’m sure you are thinking, “Wow, what a healthy household!” Well, we have had our share of pork, fatty pork, yummy (meaning unhealthy) beef, instant noodles, etc. You get my drift. 🙂

PS. I have to mention though that my pictures from two three years ago are horiffic. I embarass myself. 🙂
PPS. I have to say that folk tales or alamat about the lansones or lanzones is quite cute. Coming from the root word lason meaning poison, it emphasized that goodness brings good tidings. The fruit, based on the story, was  poisonous and been proven fatal. A drought hit this place and a hungry, but beautiful girl, begged for food. She was given a paltry piece by a little child saying that they hardly had any food. The girl, upon seeing the tree, said that they have enough of the lansones. The girl ate it, and in turn removed the poison. And everyone lived happily ever after. 🙂 The ful story is written in Tagalog but i’m sure you can find Google Translate to help you out 🙂
Alamat ng Lansones

 

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