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Try Out This Surprisingly Healthy Filipino Fruit Dish That You’ll Surely Love

Have you ever heard of “Sinantolan”? It is a traditional Filipino dish usually served in rural areas of the Philippines particularly in Southern Luzon region. This dish is made from “santol”, also known as “cotton fruit” or “wild mangosteen”. This is a “ginataan”, a type of dish that uses coconut milk. This delicacy tastes slightly creamy and slightly spicy with a sour and salty undertone.

Recipe

Sinantolan uses minced or grated inside rind of the santol fruit, coconut milk, shrimp paste, chilis, onion, garlic, and spices like salt and pepper to taste, adding meat is optional.

How healthy is it?

Santol is one of the healthiest fruit. Its nutritional contents are specifically good for strengthening the immune system and the body. It contains anti-oxidants for lessening the severity of illnesses and diseases. It has vitamin c for stronger immune system. This fruit is also good for strengthening the body due to its calcium and phosphorus contents for stronger bones including our teeth. And it also improves our metabolism and nutrient absorption due to its fiber content.

“Gata” or coconut milk is another main ingredient of the sinantolan. Coconut milk contains electrolytes like potassium and magnesium that is good for better body muscle functions, including the heart.

Another main ingredient are the chilis. ‘Siling haba” or long green pepper are the usual ingredient. If you want to increase the spiciness, “siling labuyo” or small chili pepper cultivar is the right choice.

Want To Try Sinantolan? Then check-out Mrs & Mrs Nature’s Wealth Corp.

Sinantolan is the main product of Mrs & Mrs Nature’s Wealth Corp. along with their homemade chili garlic oil. The recipe is from the owner’s grandmother who loves to cook. You can visit their Facebook page for more information or inquiries or contact them at 0956 449 8221.

Mrs & Mrs Nature’s Wealth Corp. is one of the MSME partners of TRipples under its CARES program. CARES stands for Creative Advertising Resources to Empower SMEs. TRipples CARES is part of TRipples’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that specifically aims to assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in promoting their products and services FREE OF CHARGE. Let us know if you want to be part of TRipples CARES. Email us at: letustalk@tripplesph.com

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