Top 6 Health Benefits of Batuan / Batwan Fruit and Filipino Recipes you can cook with

January 13, 2018
(Last Updated On: March 8, 2018)

Health Benefits of Batuan / Batwan Fruit

Batwan/Batuan fruit also known as Garcinia Binucao is a famous fruit for Ilonggo and Negrense people. Many people who aren’t Ilonggos or Negrense might not actually be familiar with it. It has a shape similar to a potatoe but instead its color green.

The batwan is under the family of mangosteen. It has a sour taste that isn’t too strong, but it has enough kick to it. But other than its strong flavors, why is it loved by ilonggos so much?

Batuan Health Benefits

Here are the Top 6 benefits you get from Batuan / Batwan Fruit.

  1. Rich in Antioxidants

Foods and drinks with a lot of antioxidants mean they are good in get rid of free radicals in your body. Getting rid of free radicals in your body results to lessening your chances of acquiring some types of diseases.

  1. Lowers Cholesterol Levels

Worried about your hypertension or worried you might have it? Fresh Batwan is perfect for those who wish to keep their cholesterol levels low. It has tons of minerals found that would help your cholesterol levels lowered.

  1. Helps Prevent Diabetes

The leaf and the fruit of the Batwan are really beneficial for those with common type of diabetes. It helps reduce the imbalance of your blood sugar level. Eating it fresh or adding it to some meals would make the biggest difference to your sugar level.

Batuan Fruits

  1. Aids to Your Weight Loss

Researches done here in the Philippines show how there are are anti-obesity properties found in it which can be added to medicine or drinks which can help people who wish to lose weight.

  1. Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties

In cases you have any inflammations in your body, external or internal, the anti-inflammatory properties of the Batwan is perfect for relieving  them.

  1. Cures Irritated Skin

It can cure your irritated skin just by simply rubbing it to your skin. Use it at least a couple of times a day but not too harsh and watch as the itch or the irritation goes away.

Batwan Fruit

Not everyone is a fan of this fruit when eating it as is, so…

Here is a list of  Filipino Recipes you can try with the Batwan fruit.

  • Kansi is a great recipe you can try. Its flavors are similar to bulalo and sinigang. With simple and easy to find ingredients, and simple steps of just sauteing, waiting and mixing. The batwan is used as the ingredient to add sour flavor in this meal.  Here’s the link for the Kansi Recipe…kansi recipe

There you have it. Try adding this fruit to your everyday life.

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    March 17, 2018 at 3:54 am

    I love batuan eversince when I was young. Grandparents has a big tree of this. I am from Guimaras Island transfered to Olongapo.So lucky When I acquired a farming land on the place. I first thought of seedlings of this plant but I discovered that the land has a two fruitbearing trees of batuan already. So glad and happy harvesting my batuan yearly.

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    Veronica Lee
    March 9, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I’ve never heard of this fruit before. Interesting!

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    Moe’s Laundry Lounge: Wash, Dry and Relax
    March 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    batwan is better compared to sampalok, it gives your sinigang much delicious blend our sourness…

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