12p Grapes - Singles (4,500,000)
23p Bignay - Singles
28p Coconut- Singles
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POPULAR FRUITS OF THE PHILIPPINES
GRAPES (Vitis vinifera).
Grapes is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous
woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten
fresh. Grapes can be used for making wine, jam, jelly, grape seed
extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes generally
occur in clusters and are non-climacteric type of fruit. Grapes can
be used as a cure for asthma. They are a wonderful source of
micronutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are
important in the promotion and strength of the bones. Grapes
increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood which prevents blood
clots, therefore, reducing the chances of heart attacks. Ripe grape
juice is also an important home remedy for curing migraines. Grapes
are also very effective in overcoming and eliminating constipation.
They boost the immune system and prevent fatigue. Grapes also reduce
the risk of kidney diseases. Grapes can prevent loss of vision and
macular degeneration. They also improve brain function and prevent
Alzheimer's disease. Flavonoids present in grapes have
anti-oxidants, which can reduce and fight the damage caused by free
radicals which in turn cause things like the development of
cataracts, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and various age-related
BIGNAY (Antidesma bunius).
A member of the family
Phyllanthaceae, "Bignay" (big-nay) is a highly nutritious fruit said
to be naturalized in Southeast Asia.
It is a small fruit (looks like a small grape and about the
size of a toy gun pellet) much like a cranberry or a wild berry in
other countries. You can find this fruit in Malaysia where it is
called as "berunai”, kho-lien tit in Laos; choimoi in Vietnam; wooni
or hooni in Indonesia and ma mao luang in Thailand. It is popularly
called salamander tree, Chinese laurel and currant tree in English.
Bignay can be eaten raw or can be used in making jam or jelly. It
can also be made into wine. Known in the Philippines as a medicinal
fruit, bignay is used in the treatment of Syphilis and a natural
cure for Urinary Tract Infections. Bignay is often neglected because
of its size but once everyone came to know its health benefits, they
would realize how big this fruit is.
COCONUT (Cocos nucifera).
A member of the family Arecaceae and the only species of the
genus Cocos. The coconut is a fibrous one seeded drupe (a drupe is a
fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a pit of hardened
endocarp with a seed inside). It is one of the tastiest among the
tropical fruits. Whether one eat the meat or the white part of the
fruit, drink the water or milk, or use the oil (by product of the
coconut) internally or externally. The coconut meat, water and oil
all provide significant health benefits According to studies,
consuming coconut oil is one of the easiest way to increase
metabolism and aid in weight loss,. Studies have also shown that
coconut oil can act as an antimicrobial agent, killing fungus and
bacteria. The antimicrobial effect of coconut oil means that it can
also help you prevent and heal acne. Coconut oil reduced protein
loss in both damaged hair and hair that was still healthy. Other
benefits from consuming coconut oil includes protection against
cancer, provide the body with antioxidants to fight degenerative
diseases, help regulate hormones, relieve the symptoms of chronic
fatigue, strengthen the liver, regulate thyroid function, and boost
your immunity. Coconut oil is perfect for cooking because of how
suitable it is, and can be used topically in a number of ways,
including as a lotion, deodorant, eye-make up remover, hair gel, and
to deal with any other sort of skin issue.