peeled indian mango
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Indian Mango – The Not So Popular Variety

When this smaller and rounder variety was introduced locally it became so popular. Although, I am not sure when was the introduction date and the price range it reached. It might be comparable to Manila Super Mango, the carabao variety — manggang kalabaw. Why I haven’t any idea about the peak cost? We had plenty […]

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banana heart
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Banana Blossom / Puso ng Saging Possible Uses

The banana blossom –locally known as puso ng saging— had almost no value until someone got the idea that it can be a good meat extender. Partly to completely using it as burger patties. From then on, the possibilities are endless. If it can mimic one meat product then others seem workable too – meat […]

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boiled banana is great for snack
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Ways to Cook Saba Banana

Our topic is the popular plantain called Saba, Musa spp. All varieties which fall under its umbrella are all plantains. Plantains and Bananas are both bananas but they are not the same. I am not going to discuss mind breaking scientific terms here because it also make my head hurt.

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the yellow santol fruit
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Uses of Santol Fruit

Worrying what to do with tons of santol fruits you have? The market value is terribly low that you’re not willing to exert effort, harvesting and selling them. Perhaps you’re planning to cut trees and replace them with in-demand crops. Before you do, take a quick read and think again. You may find something that would change your mind.

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Starter Guide to Fruit Jam, Jelly and Marmalade

To put it simply, you can make jam by boiling down any fruit extract to a spreadable consistency. Science calls it soft ball stage which is about 112-116 degrees Centigrade or 85°Brix as measured by refractometer. Do tweaks along the line: add sugar and adjust acidity if needed. 

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