10p Kasoy (Cashew Nut)
10p Pili (Pili Nut)
10p Butong Pakwan (Watermelon Seed)
10p Mani (Peanut)
Miniature Sheets of 16 (6,500)
40p Souvenir Sheets of Four (5,000)
Mirasol (Sunflower Seed)
Baraco (Coffee Bean)
10p Buto ng
Kalabasa (Squash See)
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EDIBLE NUTS AND SEEDS OF THE PHILIPPINES
KASOY (CASHEW NUT).
Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is
packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are
essential for robust health! Cashew tree bears numerous, edible,
pear shaped false fruits or “accessory fruits'” called "cashew
apples." A small bean shaped, grey color “true-fruit” is firmly
adhering to lower end of these cashew-apples appearing like a
clapper in the bell.
Cashew nut measures about an inch in length and 1/2 inches in
diameter with kidney or bean shape, and smooth curvy pointed tip.
Each nut has two equal halves as in legumes. The nuts are cream
white color with the firm yet delicate texture and smooth surface.
Cashews have buttery texture with a pleasant sweet fruity aroma.
Canarium ovatum, commonly known as pili is a species of
tropical tree belonging to the genus Canarium.
. Pili are native to maritime Southeast Asia, Papua New
Guinea, and Northern Australia. They are commercially cultivated in
the Philippines for their edible nuts.
Although they are grown as ornamental trees in many areas,
only the Philippines produces and processes pili nuts commercially.
Production centers are located in the Bicol region, provinces of
Sorsogon, Albay, and Camarines Sur, southern Tagalog, and eastern
Visaya. Nutritionally, the kernel is high in calcium, phosphorus,
and potassium, and rich in fats and protein.
BUTONG PAKWAN (WATERMELON
Watermelon seeds are full of essential nutrients and various
health benefits can be derived from them. Watermelon seeds have been
used for various culinary and medicinal purposes.
Watermelon seeds are packed
with nutrients including fatty acids, essential proteins and lots of
minerals. Around 100 gram of watermelon seeds provide around 600
calories same as having 10 loaves of bread. Around 400 calories come
from fats in watermelon seeds.
Watermelon seeds are good source of vitamin B like Thiamin,
niacin, folate. Watermelon
seeds are rich in minerals like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus,
Zinc, Iron, potassium and Copper. Watermelon seeds are also good
source of dietary fibers which are essential for healthy bowel
movements and digestion.
The peanut, or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), is a species in
the legume or "bean" family. The peanut was probably first
domesticated and cultivated in the valleys of Paraguay.
It is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 to 50 cm (1.0 to
1.6 ft) tall. The leaves are opposite, pinnate with four leaflets
(two opposite pairs; no terminal leaflet), each leaflet is 1 to 7 cm
(⅜ to 2¾ in) long and 1 to 3 cm (⅜ to 1 inch) broad.
Peanuts are rich in nutrients, providing over 30 essential
nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are a good source of niacin,
fiber, vitamin E, magnesium and phosphorus. They also are naturally
free of trans-fats and sodium, and contain about 25% protein (a
higher proportion than in any true nut).
Peanuts can be boiled and sold still in their shells, or
fried with lots of garlic chips.
BUTONG MIRASOL (SUNFLOWER
The sunflower seed is the fruit of the sunflower (Helianthus
annuus). The term "sunflower seed" is actually a misnomer when
applied to the seed in its pericarp (hull). Botanically speaking, it
is more properly referred to as an achene.
When dehulled, the edible
remainder is called the sunflower kernel or heart. In addition to
providing linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), sunflower seeds
are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, some amino acids
(especially tryptophan), vitamin E, several B vitamins (especially
thiamine, pantothenic acid, and folic acid).
Additionally, they are rich in cholesterol-lowering
Furthermore, sunflower seeds boast a low glycemic index as
well as high levels of protein and minerals including magnesium and
copper. However, they are also very high in omega-6 fatty acid,
which has been linked to inflammation (when consumed in excess and
without omega-3 fatty acid to balance).
MUNGGO (MONGO BEAN).
The mung or moong bean (also known as green gram or golden
gram or pesalu in Telugu) is the seed of Vigna radiata,
native to the Indian subcontinent
and mainly cultivated in
China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Burma, Bangladesh and
India, but also in hot and dry regions of Southern Europe and the
Southern United States.
It is used as a foodstuff in both savoury and sweet dishes.
They are small, ovoid in shape, and green in color.
In the Philippines, savory
dish called ginisang monggo (known in English as 'sautéed mung
bean', 'mung bean stew', or 'mung bean soup'), also known as mongo
guisado or simply balatong/monggos, is made of whole mung beans with
shrimp or fish. It is
traditionally served on Friday evenings, as the majority of the
Filipino population are Roman Catholics and abstain from meat on
Fridays during Lent. Ginisang monggo can also be made with chicken
KAPENG BARAKO (COFFEE
Kape Barako, also spelled Baraco (English: Barako coffee) is
a coffee varietal grown in the Philippines, particularly in the
provinces of Batangas and Cavite. The term is also used to refer to
all coffee coming from those provinces. Barako is the Filipino term
for a male stud of an animal, and has become associated with the
image of a tough man.
The first Barako tree was a cutting from Brazil planted in the 1800s
in Barangay Pinagtung-Ulan, Batangas by the Macasaet family.
Barako coffee has strong taste, flavor, and has a
distinctively pungent aroma. All coffee grown in Batangas is
generically called Barako.
Kape Barako is prepared using a drip brewing device, French
press, or by simply pouring hot water unto the grounds and filtering
the mixture using a piece of cloth. Barako is best sweetened with
honey or brown sugar. Barako
can be used to make espresso and other espresso-based drinks.
BUTO NG KALABASA (SQUASH /
The hulled or semi-hulled seeds of pumpkins can be roasted
and eaten as a snack, similar to the sunflower seed. Pumpkin seeds
can be prepared for eating by first separating them from the orange
pumpkin flesh, then coating them in a generally salty sauce, after
which the seeds are distributed upon a baking sheet, and then cooked
in an oven at a relatively low temperature for a long period of
seeds are a good source of iron, zinc, essential fatty acids,
potassium, and magnesium. Pumpkin seeds may also promote prostate
health since components in pumpkin seed oil appears to interrupt the
triggering of prostate cell multiplication by testosterone and DHT.
Removing the white hull of the pumpkin seed reveals an
edible, green-colored seed inside.