Apart from the coconut tree, talisay is very common in the beaches and islands in the country. Not only that, talisay is everywhere inland and abundant in the cities. I started counting them inside the village in one of my runs last week.


Talisay fruit

The fruit of talisay is green and hard and will turn dark brown when ripe. I’ve seen banca builders and local kids snacking on them. They’d pound the fruit with rock to separate the husk and eat right away the kernel.


Brown when ripe

UPLB Research, Development and Extension has developed a technology in processing talisay fruit as table nuts. According to their description, the product is crispy and almond-like in flavor. For your information, the status of the patent is public domain.


Evidence of talisay eating session

Meanwhile, I shall mentally tally the talisay trees along the path of my 7 kilometer run loop inside the village. Afterwards, double check my numbers in the succeeding loop.


Pounding the hard husk to extract the edible kernel


2 responses to “Talisay

  1. ara October 24, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Weren’t you ever curious enough to try eating the nut?

  2. makadto October 26, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Never had the chance to extract the kernel myself. Will gather some and try at home.


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