Here’s A Sapid Santol Dish That’s Not Sour At All

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Santol is a very common tropical fruit. Sinantolan is one dish that you can make out of it. 

Sinantolan in a white serving dish with a serving spoon.
Sinantolan is so good, You can eat it as it is or pair it up with some rice.

If you think sinantolan a sour dish … think again! It’s not. It’s actually very flavorful. If you haven’t tried it, then it’s about time you should. 😃

The Santol Fruit

The santol fruit could be pretty sour but there are certain varieties that aren’t.

Now, if you do come across some sour varieties, you definitely won’t forget them. It’s pretty much known to be a sour fruit.

Known as cotton fruit in the English language, the santol fruit is everywhere. 

Known as cotton fruit in the English language, the santol fruit is everywhere.

This is especially true if you live in the province.

Pieces of santol fruits would just fall off the tree. You just end up kicking them while walking.

The known edible part of this particular fruit is the seed that’s coated with juicy white tissue. 

The known edible part of this particular fruit is the seed that’s coated with juicy white tissue.

You suck on it until you get all the juices out.

Just make sure not to swallow it because it’s very dangerous if you end up doing so.

The sinantolan dish is made from grated inner rinds of the fruit.

The sinantolan dish is made from grated inner rinds of the fruit.

Sinantolan served with rice, fried fish, and veggies on the side.
Goes so well with some fried fish and veggies.

Who’d ever think you could make a dish out of the santol fruit, right? After all, the santol seed is known to be the edible part. Well, santol fruit rind is edible as well.

Health Benefits Of Santol

With the abundance of santol, it’s easy to take it for granted. However, this particular fruit is loaded with health benefits.

You just cannot ignore how this simple fruit can help power up your health.

According to Practicalhealthandwellnesssolutions.com, the santol fruit is loaded with health benefits.

For starters, the antioxidants it contains can help prevent cancer. At the same time, its glycemic index can help prevent diabetes. 

For starters, the antioxidants it contains can help prevent cancer and diabetes.

It can also keep your teeth and skin healthy. If you want to control your weight, this is the fruit for you.

Some of the other health benefits of eating santol are the following:

  • Helps reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Boots immune system.
  • Keeps your brain and bones healthy.
  • Helps cure hemorrhoids, diarrhea, and constipation.

There’s just no doubt that you have more than enough reasons to eat santol. 😀

A Sinantolan Recipe

As previously mentioned, sinantolan is a dish that’s made from grated santol fruit rinds.

It’s a versatile dish since you can have it as an appetizer or an entrée. It really depends on you.

 

One thing is for sure. Sinantolan goes so well with rice and other viands. 

One thing is for sure. Sinantolan goes so well with rice and other viands.

Sinantolan dish with two other viands.
Sinantolan can liven up your meal.

Here’s a sinantolan recipe that you can follow. I chose it since it uses the brand Coco Mama.

Coco Mama is fresh coconut milk and I’ve used it a couple of times in my soups and other dishes. It’s very creamy and it’s also very affordable. I highly recommend it. 

Coco Mama is fresh coconut milk and I’ve used it a couple of times in my soups and other dishes. It’s very creamy and it’s also very affordable. I highly recommend it.

Check out the video below to see how you can make some sinantolan at home.

What’s your favorite santol dish? Have you tried cooking and eating sinantolan? If yes, feel free to share some of your tips and tricks. We’d love to hear from you.

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