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White Kaong

Sweet Preserve

Sugar Palm Fruit also known as Kaong in the Philippines is a tall, unbranched and solitary palm which grows to the height of 12 to 20 meters having a stout trunk of 30 to 60 cm diameter. Trunk has distinct bases of broken leaves and long black fibres top by dense crown of leaves.

Leaves are pinnate, ascending, 6-10 meters long and the basal part of the petiole is covered with sheath of stout and black fibers. Leaflets are 160 on each side, linear and about 1.5 to 1.8 meters long. Tip is lobed and variously toothed and base is 2 auricled and the lower surface is white or pale. An inflorescence is unisexual, axillary and pendulous having stout and peduncle bearing female flowering spikes at the top and male flowering spikes lower down the peduncle and appearing later.

Flowers are trimerous having 3-lobed tubular corolla. Fruits are rounded or ellipsoid drupe measuring 5 to 7 cm in diameter and is green when immature that turns yellow and then gradually black containing two to three black seeds.

recipes for you

Ube Macapuno Cake

9 Slices

This ube macapuno cake will surely impress guests. The cake starts with a basic ube base, then sweetened macapuno strips in the filling and topping. It takes less than an hour to make and is sure to grab attention as the dinner table.


Macapuno Balls

4-5 Servings

Macapuno balls is a sweet but delicious soft candy or dessert many Filipinos love to snack on. It is made from condensed milk mixed with macapuno preserves (coconut sport), water and cornstarch rolled in dessicated coconut.


Mango Tapioca w/ Nata de Coco

4-5 Servings

Mango tapioca with Nata de Coco is a refreshing dessert made from sweet mangoes, tapioca , Nata de Coco, sago, cream and milk. It is very easy delicious and easy to prepare

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