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Monday, April 8, 2013

Lumboy

Known as duhat or black plum or java plum, Lumboy is our local name for this dark fruit dubbed by children as the "local grapes."

Lumboy is a memorable tree among countryside children since aside from the tales of "kapre" rolling up the leaves of this tree and turning them into giant cigars, its fruit, after partaking a bowl of them, colors the teeth and tongue bluish black, and more often than not turns one into a subject of many laughs.

Leaves of duhat can be mixed with water and used for gargle inorder to relieve swollen gums. (from the book Healing Wonders of herbs, p.42)

Happily, I was able to partake today a plump lumboy at the still hefty price of P50 a kilo. This must be one of the first picks this summer of this fruit. come peak season, it will cost P20 to P30. But a lot says it is good for the diabetics, and this claim might as well raise the price of lumboy. Happy Eating.