Lipote is a fruit from Philippines. This fruit, though eaten as well as also made into a wine by local people, is rarely cultivated. It is also not known much outside Philippines.
Lipote is found in primary forests in Philippines and at medium altitudes. It is also not a very commonly found plant.
The fruit, though somewhat dry, tastes quite pleasant. It is eaten fresh by the local people. Besides eating fresh, it is also preserved as pickle and jam. It is also used for making wine and a beverage is also made from it. Ripe fruits of lipote have 83 percent edible portion which contains (per 100 g) 83.4 g water, 77 kcal energy, 0.7 g protein, 2.5 g fat, 12.9 g carbohydrates, 1.7 g crude fiber, 93 mg calcium, 22 mg phosphorus, 0.2 mg iron, 50 µg ß-carotene, 10 µg total Vitamin A, 0.01 mg thiamin, 0.02 mg riboflavin, 0.3 mg niacin, and 16 mg ascorbic acid.
Lipote is not cultivated as an orchard fruit but its trees if found growing by chance around homes, are protected and maintained for fruits.
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