“Rare and Vanishing fruit trees and shrubs in the Philippines”
Lipote is an evergreen fruit-bearing tree belonging to the family of Myrtaceae and it’s indigenous to the Philippines. Lipote is a small to medium-sized tree growing up to 14 meters tall.
The fruits are eaten fresh, by local people, with salt or sugar. Sometimes it’s eaten cooked made into jellies and jams. It’s also used in making preserves, juice and wine. Its fruit is commonly associated with duhat or Java plum due to its clustered look and its color when it ripens-black to a dark red color and even purple.
Fruits are rich in vitamin C, and it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-tumor properties.