It was World Mangrove Day yesterday! The palapat or mangrove apple is a souring ingredient used in the coastal towns of southern Pampanga such as Masantol and Sasmuan where mangroves are abundant. There’s even a festival in the town of Masantol to promote products made from palapat!
PALAPAT • (puh-luh-PUHT)
mangrove apple (fruit of Sonneratia alba)
Tagálog (Filipino): palapát, pagatpát
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