Do you know that it is very important to eat fruits everyday because it serves as a shield against bacteria and infection that we may acquire any of the day. Fruits are rich of many benefits that helps our body system away from harmful effects of stress, sickness and bad radicals. We already know that fruits are good to us but there are so many reason why we stop or don’t eat them.
When I was a kid, I’m very fortunate that we are surrounded of many different kinds of trees that bear fruits in season. We have santol tree, mango tree, chico tree, calamay tree, salumagi tree, papaya tree, suha tree, atis tree, atsuete tree, caimito tree, banana tree, cereza tree and buko tree. Most of their fruits are sour taste like, we get a lot of Vitamin c and whatever benefits that I didn’t know since I am very young then, they very effective. You never get sick if you are fond eating, and that what the tree give to us. A lot of fond memories up on that tree. I remember climbing in the trees and play hanging under the branches. I was like a free spirited kid.
I remember my cousins named the three santol trees by their name. All starts in letter C since the sisters names starts in letter c hahahaha. hope you guys are reading this 🙂 My father and uncles used to climb and collect many santols. It’s our favorite snack and we sell them. But most of them are given away.
The mangoes our favorite fruit not that it is the national fruit that grows everywhere. They have different kinds of mangoes and the ripe and indian mangoes are my likes. It is better to eat with salt or bagoong. yum!
The chico tree is planted in our cousins backyard and they claimed it as their property. The tree is quite selfish as it rarely give fruit. It was not interesting at all but at least I had to taste it, I remember ate Chona gave me once.
Salumagi or tamarind tree is a big tree, it’s very beautiful tree like an umbrella. I remember the salumagi tree is a rest place of big birds. I saw a toucan, owl, eagle, vulture and many more birds that now you will never see. The one thing I hate on this tree, it form higad, color green insect.
This one is everybody’s favorite snack, the tree is a giver.
I see this a beautiful tree as it gives colors and never thought it’s a coloring food. Me and my cousins pick up the fruit and open them, collect seeds and play them in a basin until it turn to color red, seems magic to play and it’s a kid thing.
I hate atis, first it only bear few and too slow to ripe. Second, neighbors eye on it and gone a matter of day.
Caimito is our neighbor tree planted inside the house. The house we call it a hunted house, no one ever opens the gate. Boys kids climb on walls until they can get some fruits of it, it was kind of scary to eat since the tree lives inside the hunted house, thinking it’s a fruit of the dead. hehehehe I was a kid then.
I wonder why the banana has a lots of seeds inside.
I remember my friend Atoy helped me sneak to mango farm of our neighbor and climb cereza tree and eat. I wonder where are they now.
My Dad’s game, he climbs and turns the fruits into many things like oil, gata, food, juice, :). a lot! All of us where busy when the leaves already turn to brown and we peel of the leaves and collect the stick to create walis tingting 🙂
My lolo’s favorite tree!