How They Eat Dalandan, Santunis ?

dalandan

In my home town, Indang, this fruit that belongs to citrus family is called dalandan or santunis. I want to know its real identity so I spent some time googling. The fruit may belong to following identities:

Citrus nobilis
Mandarin
Sweet Orange
Citrus reticulata
Citrus aurantium
Dalanghita
Dalandan
Kahel

My effort did not give the exact answer. Someone please identify its real identity! Whatever its name, it is still a citrus fruit.

dalandan

Now, we can go back to the real topic. How they eat this orange.

The picture above is an orange. The pulp is color orange but the peel is green. When the peel turns pale yellow, it will start to rot and eventually fall. Sometimes sweet and sometimes sour. I can eat all fruit part except the seeds and peels. I was amazed that some people are very meticulous in eating this fruit.

1) Some people just remove the peel. Take 1 to 3 fruit segments at a time. Chew. Then spit out the seeds.

I belong to this group.

2) Remove the peel and take time to remove all adhering fibers. Take 1 to 3 fruit segments at a time. Chew. Then spit out the seeds.

Some people never eat those beneficial fibers.

3) Remove the peels and take time to remove all adhering fibers. Take 1 to 3 fruit segments at a time. Chew. Then spit out the seeds and segment fibers.

They are throwing a lot of beneficial fibers.

4) Remove the peels and take time to remove all adhering fibers. Take 1 to 3 fruit segments and dip it in rock salt before chewing. Then spit out the seeds and segment fibers.

Why do they need to add salt to a delicious orange?.


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