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Camiguin: Land of the Sweetest Lanzones


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Choose Philippines | Sep 09, 2015
Camiguin: Land of the Sweetest Lanzones

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.

READ: Lanzones, Fruit for the Gods

(Photo by Mae Catherine Melchor, https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15077535293/)

READ: Lanzones for 20 Pesos a Kilo? Cheap But Yummy Fruits to Make You Move to Davao

(Photo by Ellaine Cruz, https://www.flickr.com/photos/llainey/8317352154/)

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.

(Photo by Evelyn Avila, https://www.flickr.com/photos/evelynrssg/2983547095/)


(Photo by whologwhy, https://www.flickr.com/photos/hulagway/5052857246/)

(All photos with Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic from Flickr.)


READ MORE: How to Tour the Philippines' Second Smallest Island Province: Two Days in Camiguin


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