Saturday, 1 June 2013

Farming, Fruits and a Refreshing Honey Dew

I am one lucky person because I have a partner who has abundant supply of fruits from their farm almost every week. And we rejoice for the plentiful of food we get from my hubby's family. I am not much into eating fruits unlike my hunger rush for chocolates and sweets. My MIL's ethnicity is Bagobo and they acquire quite a big expanse of area which they plant fruit bearing trees years ago. Good enough that hubby got my MIL's (mother-in-law) and FIL's (father-in-law) love for farming. In my hubby's younger days, he talks about living a simple yet abundant life in the farm. Simple because they are not as comfortable as with their way of living now but they are happy and content with it. Abundant in the sense that their means of living is just outside the vicinity of their small house full of fruit-bearing trees. They have durian, banana, cacao, lanzones, marang, avocado to name a few which they and we enjoy until present.

I may not be a fruit eater but I have a selection of fruits that I may be selfish of. Like this one: Honey Dew

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Juicy

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Crunchy and sweet.

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Honey Dew Melon fruit. Photo source here


Honey Dew is part of the gourd (termGourd is occasionally used to describe crops like cucumberssquashluffas, and melonsfamily. It is the sweetest of all the melons. My office mate usually brings this to office and shares with us. The first time I tried it, I immediately fell in love with the taste. I didn't expect that it taste this good since it is not that common unlike bananas, mangoes, watermelons and the like. This is good when eaten cold as the crispiness and the juiciness of the fruit brings out freshness to ones mouth and body. This is rich in Vitamin C, potassium, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6 which helps beat high blood pressure levels, skin conditions as well as other difficulties of the circulatory system (source and more information about Honey Dew including its benefits here)

2 comments:

  1. Fruit lover here!

    If there's one diet that I could survive that would be fruit diet. But naaah... diet is not on my vocabulary. I eat everything that I like and sweat it out by Running

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  2. I like honeydew too! But my #1 would be watermelon. Then mangoes (fr the Philippines).
    And thanks to your post, I am suddenly missing our family's farm and fruit bearing trees in Nueva Ecija. Heheeh

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