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Guide on the Translation of Santol in English

SANTOL IN ENGLISH – Here is a guide on the English translation of the word “santol” which refers to a fruit.

Undeniably, when it comes to fruits, there are those that are more popular in their English names while there are also those that are commonly called in their Tagalog names. Can you cite them?

One of the fruits that is popular in its Tagalog name is the “santol” fruit. It is a tropical fruit grown in Southeast Asia. Filipinos love to dip it in vinegar, soy sauce, and salt.

Santol in English

Some people only eat the cotton-like part of santol while others also eat the lining right after taking the skin of the fruit. This fruit is a favorite of many people among the many fruits.

What is santol in English?

Santol is “cotton fruit” in English. It is grown in the Southeast Asia and native to Malesian floristic region. Aside from the Philippines, it is also known in Sri Lanka, India, Australia, and Seychelles.

There are two (2) different species of the santol fruit – one is the red variety while the other one is the yellow variety. The former is more common than the latter.

Facts About “Santol”


  • is an exotic fruit in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand
  • generally has a skin that is peach-orange in color
  • has rinds that may differ from each other with regards to thickness
  • bear a sweet and sour taste
  • ranges from four (4) to 7.5 centimeters in diameter
  • contains pectin which are powerhouses of calcium and phosphorus
  • contains vitamins and minerals

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