Buy, promote local fruits this New Year –Secretary Dar

Published December 29, 2019, 2:34 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Gabriela Baron

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar urged Filipinos to promote and buy local fruits this New Year.

Fresh fruits harvested from Cebu City’s mountain barangays are made available by the Cebu City local government to consumers at affordable prices at the Farmer’s Market in Plaza Sugbo. (Juan Carlo De Vela)
Fresh fruits harvested from Cebu City’s mountain (Juan Carlo De Vela / MB FILE PHOTO)

“Let’s promote and take pride in our local fruits. Let’s give the tradition a deeper meaning by nurturing our agricultural sector,” Dar said in a statement.

According to the DA chief, most Filipinos prefer to buy imported apple, oranges, and grapes for the dinner table during the traditional “media noche.”

Dar added that perante, satsuma, Vizcayan ponkan, melon, watermelon (pakwan), lanzones, chico, pomelo, rambutan, mangosteen, sineguelas, tiesa, guava (bayabas), atis (custard apple), duhat (black plum),  santol, dalandan or sintunis (Philippine oranges), aratiles (local cherry), bignay (currant), mabolo, papaya, avocado, and fresh coconut are as nutritious and cheaper than imported ones.

“There are also local grapes from La Union, as well as citrus fruits from Central Luzon and Bukidnon,” he added.

For non-traditional customers, Dar suggested round varieties of langka (jackfruit), pineapple, mango, macopa, durian, balimbing (star fruit), and dragon fruit that can be bought straight from farmers.

The agriculture chief also added indigenous fruits that are “often overlooked because most Filipinos are unfamiliar with them” such as: anang, sapote, yambo, sapinit, katmon, kalumpit, lipote, binukaw, or paratungon.

“Buying Pinoy fruits will indeed increase incomes of farmers and their families who are into fruit orchard production,” Dar ended.

 
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Buy, promote local fruits this New Year –Secretary Dar

Published December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Gabriela Baron

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar urged Filipinos to promote and buy local fruits this New Year.

Fresh fruits harvested from Cebu City’s mountain barangays are made available by the Cebu City local government to consumers at affordable prices at the Farmer’s Market in Plaza Sugbo. (Juan Carlo De Vela)
Fresh fruits harvested from Cebu City’s mountain (Juan Carlo De Vela / MB FILE PHOTO)

“Let’s promote and take pride in our local fruits. Let’s give the tradition a deeper meaning by nurturing our agricultural sector,” Dar said in a statement.

According to the DA chief, most Filipinos prefer to buy imported apple, oranges, and grapes for the dinner table during the traditional “media noche.”

Dar added that perante, satsuma, Vizcayan ponkan, melon, watermelon (pakwan), lanzones, chico, pomelo, rambutan, mangosteen, sineguelas, tiesa, guava (bayabas), atis (custard apple), duhat (black plum),  santol, dalandan or sintunis (Philippine oranges), aratiles (local cherry), bignay (currant), mabolo, papaya, avocado, and fresh coconut are as nutritious and cheaper than imported ones.

“There are also local grapes from La Union, as well as citrus fruits from Central Luzon and Bukidnon,” he added.

For non-traditional customers, Dar suggested round varieties of langka (jackfruit), pineapple, mango, macopa, durian, balimbing (star fruit), and dragon fruit that can be bought straight from farmers.

The agriculture chief also added indigenous fruits that are “often overlooked because most Filipinos are unfamiliar with them” such as: anang, sapote, yambo, sapinit, katmon, kalumpit, lipote, binukaw, or paratungon.

“Buying Pinoy fruits will indeed increase incomes of farmers and their families who are into fruit orchard production,” Dar ended.

 
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