Philippine Fruits: 25 Best Fruits in the Philippines to Try – From the most popular Filipino fruits like mango and Papaya to more exotic fruits in the Philippines that you should try. Check here to get a discount booking activities and resorts with Klook in the Philippines!
Our favorite one is the mango national fruit of the Philippines. But there are other Filipino fruits like papaya and lanzones that are so delicious. Keep reading below.
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Best Philippine Fruits To Try – Best Filipino Fruit
1. Mango (National Fruit of the Philippines)
Mango for us is the national fruit of the Philippines. It’s so delicious and we love mango season. You can find sweet orange mango and green mango which is sour and Rachel’s favorite one.
If you love mango you should visit Guimaras where you can find everything related to mango like Mango Pizza. For us the best one in the list of Philippine fruits.
It’s the most popular fruit in Camiguin. The color is yellow and you have to peel to taste. Prices are around 40 PHP per kilo and you can find them everywhere when it’s the season.
You can find durian apart from Davao in the Philippines in other countries in Southeast Asia like Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. It’s coming from Durio tree. Cut the fruit, get the durian and don’t eat the seed. It’s smelly but it’s very tasty. You will get dirty eating this fruit. Prices are from $3-4 USD per kilo.
Rambutan this tropical fruit in the Philippines you can find in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia. It’s easy to eat, peel bite and remove the seed. It’s very sweet. Prices are from $1-3 USD per kilo.
5. JACK FRUIT
You can find jack fruit in the Philippines but also in other countries around the area in Southeast Asia like in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. It’s coming from Jack tree. It’s chewy and sweet. Prices are from $3-4 USD per kilo.
6. RED DRAGON FRUIT
Red Dragon fruit is very similar to Dragon fruit. But instead white color, it has an intense red color. Prices are from $3-4 USD per kilo.
7. SUGAR APPLE / ATIS
Sugar apple is one of the Philippine fruits taht I found only in the Philippines. It’s very similar to Chirimoya in Spain. When you peel the fruit is white with a black seed. It tastes sweet and it´s very liquid. Prices are from $2-3 USD kilo.
8. PURPLE MANGOSTEEN
Purple Mangosteen is one of the favorite Philippine fruits. It´s very sweet. Prices are from $2-3 USD per kilo.
9. BUKO / COCONUTS
Buko is always refreshing and you can find them everywhere in the Philippines anytime of the day. Prices are starting from 30 PHP and OMG is so delicious!
More Philippine Fruits
Strawberry can be found in Baguio in North Luzon. Since the weather is cold they are able to grow strawberries and they are so popular as pasalubong.
11. Latundan Banana
Latundan Banana is our favorite one is so sweet and small. There are different types of bananas in the Philippines butr for sure this is our favorite one. Prices in the local market are around $1-2 USD per kilo.
Chico is also called sapodilla is a very sweet fruit. Kids love it chico in the Philippines.
Dalanghita is similar to an mandarin or little orange but the taste isn’t so sweet. It’s a very common fruit in the Philippines and you can find in local markets as cheap as $1-2 USD per kilo.
Guyabano can be found in the Philippines in the local markets. A very sweet fruit which is delicious also in a juice. It’s also very common in South America.
Pineapple you can find almost everywhere as fruit in the Philippines. It depends on the season will be sweeter and prices are around $1 USD per piece in the local markets.
Papaya is one of the most popular Philippine fruits. You can find the whole year and we love it so much for juice and smoothies. Prices are around $1-2 USD per kilo.
Sampaloc or Tamarind is also a common fruit in the Philippines. Apart from the Philippines you can find in Central and South America. One of the Filipino fruits that has medicinal uses.
Santol fruit is very small and it takes bitter and one of the Filipino fruits Filipino people like to eat with salt.
Siniguelas is a typical summer fruit in the Philippines. We have a similar one in Spain and we called it ciruelas.
Calamansi is one of our favorite Philippine fruits and we use daily for cooking. It’s like a small lemon and it has sour taste. You can find in most of the local markets any season in the Philippines.
Pomelo is a sour Filipino fruit in the Philippines. You can find plenty of them in Davao. It’s so common in Southeast Asia and it’s so delicious.
Macopa is a tropical fruit in the Philippines. The fruit name macopa is from the Spanish word copa which means wine glass. It can be green, pink or red.
Melon you can find anytime in the Philippines. It’s a sweet and small fruit very typical in tropical countries like the Philippines.
Also watermelon is one of the easiest fruits in the Philippines to find. You will see in most of the local markets.
25. Star Fruit
Star fruit is one of the most beautiful fruits in the Philippines. It’s usually yellow color and it’s called medicinal fruit because of the vitamins and properties of the fruit. You can find the whole year in the Philippines local markets.
What do you think about our favorite Philippine fruits blog post? Did we forget any of the fruits in the Philippines? Let us know in the comments below!
About the Author: Ruben, co-founder of Gamintraveler.com since 2014, is a seasoned traveler from Spain who has explored over 100 countries since 2009. Known for his extensive travel adventures across South America, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Africa, Ruben combines his passion for adventurous yet sustainable living with his love for cycling, highlighted by his remarkable 5-month bicycle journey from Spain to Norway. He currently resides in Spain, where he continues to share his travel experiences alongside his partner, Rachel, and their son, Han.