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Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« on: August 30, 2009, 07:55:51 pm »
Yesterday we went up to the Sierra Madre mountain hotel and on the way back a few meters from the hotel was a fruit stand.  The very first fruit stand.  Fruits ought to be cheap here, and it was cheap!

Yummy santol... free taste... 10 pesos per kilo!  150 pesos for a whole sack of 40 kilos!

Of course we bought a whole sack!

These wild mountain santol are superior to the santol we have that grows in our own yard.  These are delightfully tasty.  It just so happened that while in the hotel grounds we picked our own 2 wild santols from a tree and it was good.

The vendors said they just asked their teens to pick fruit from the next mountain just nearby at even higher elevation... cool... I'd like to go there too.

What was even cooler was I asked the couple of they had accommodations for tourists like me in their little village and they said I could freely sleep over just for friendship.  Whoa... nice invite.  I think I'll bite soon enough.



What to do with 40 kilos of santol?  the fruit part you can eat raw.  But the bulk of the weight is the rind which can be cooked with coconut milk. (non-raw-paleo meal).
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Re: Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 10:49:36 am »
those look interesting, i have never heard nor seen such a fruit
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Re: Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 03:44:56 pm »
the picture is gorgeous. this fruit looks like i've seen in my country (grandma's home). my mom could recognize this easily.you always taste the exotic fresh fruits. i think this is not fare that you eat them alone.... how about sharing with us (your paleo friends)... >:
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Re: Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 08:19:39 pm »
Yesterday we went up to the Sierra Madre mountain hotel
You threw me for a moment there - I thought you must be on holiday in Mexico!?!  Then I spotted the word 'hotel'   :)

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Of course we bought a whole sack!
What to do with 40 kilos of santol?  the fruit part you can eat raw.  But the bulk of the weight is the rind which can be cooked with coconut milk. (non-raw-paleo meal).
That's wonderful gs that you have access to such wild fruit.  But, 40kg of the stuff?!  I'd suggest giving most of it away to friends and family to be honest as I'm not sure that even you will be sufficiently adapted to eat such quantity!   :)

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Re: Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 04:54:50 am »
We live with an extended family.
We got 3 kids.
Plus we live with my wife's family. (her parents, her sisters)
Plus 5 maids, 2 drivers.
Plus her brother who has 4 kids and his own maids a few blocks away.

So the santol sack was finished in a flash.
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Re: Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 05:54:53 am »
We live with an extended family.
We got 3 kids.
Plus we live with my wife's family. (her parents, her sisters)
Plus 5 maids, 2 drivers.
Plus her brother who has 4 kids and his own maids a few blocks away.

So the santol sack was finished in a flash.

that's for sure that you're not gonna die for loneliness. fantastic!!!
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Re: Santol Season in the mountains of Sierra Madre
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 03:43:31 am »
A fruit I've never heard of. When I was on Palawan island (in Philippines) many years ago, I tried some amazing fruits that I had never tasted before: star apple (round, either whitish or purple) : super juicy and refreshing on a hot day. And, marang from the jackfruit family (important not too overeat because of the sugar overload).
I also noticed that the fruits tasted more natural than those in Thailand.

 

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