Local Flavors

Sweet Suha (Pomelo, Buongon)

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jun 11, 2013

The Suha pulp can be creamy or white or pink. Filipinos love its juicy, sweet and tangy taste. Aside from being consumed raw, suha are now used in preparation of juices and salads and even in viands.

However, it is not just the pulp that can be eaten or used. Its peel is used for making marmalade and can be used for flavoring.

Suha are low in calories and high in fiber. Thus it is helpful in people who want to lose weight. Its fat burning enzyme absorbs and reduces the starch and sugar content of the body thus leading to weight loss.

Different varieties of suha are grown and sold in Davao City by suha farms such as Dizon, Golden, Sungee, Nenita, Vic and a whole lot more.

How To Get There:

Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu. From the airport, taxis are metered and flag down rate is Php40.

From your hotel, public utility vehicles start at Php8. Pomelos are sold at Madrazo Fruit Stand, Bankerohan Public Market and on fruit stands leading to and from the airport.

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