Camiguin: Land of the Sweetest Lanzones
Choose Philippines | Sep 09, 2015
One of the well-loved fruits in our country is the lanzones (Lansium parasiticum). The round fruit is slightly bigger than a grape, has pale brown skin, and has a transparent and succulent flesh inside. Once tasted, it gives a burst of sweetness with a hint of sour taste.
It is most abundant on the north-central coast of Mindanao but the sweetest harvest can be found in the province of Camiguin. The island even celebrates the Lanzones Festival every third week of October—a harvest month of the fruit.
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