Posts from the ‘Philippine Fauna & Flora’ Category

World’s Smallest And Largest Endangered Species Endemic to The Philippines

World’s Smallest And Largest Endangered Species Endemic to The Philippines.

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Beautifully Unique Plants Endemic to the Philippines

Beautifully Unique Plants Endemic to the Philippines.

Four of the World’s Healthiest Tropical Fruits

Philippines’ most delicious, nutritious and economically important fruits. These are the Philippines leading fruit exported worldwide.

Health benefits from these popular fruits are also included.

Pineapple

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Pineapple is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Large supply of pineapple comes from Southeast Asia. The Philippines is one of the world’s largest producers of fresh pineapple. It has wide plantations in Mindanao. Pineapple is endemic to Paraguay and Brazil. This fruit can be eaten fresh or canned. It is popularly used in salads and desserts.

For a popular recipe with pineapple, check this out

Pininyahang Manok (Chicken With Pineapple)

Health Benefits:

  • Pineapple breaks down protein because it contains proteolytic enzyme bromelain
  • It helps cure intestinal disorder
  • It is believe that it serves as a pain reliever
  • Pineapple helps induce childbirth when a baby is over due
  • Pineapple is a good source of manganese
  • It contains considerable amount of vitamin C and B1

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Colorful, Unique and Rare But Threatened Philippine Birds

Philippines, located in Southeast Asia, is a country which has one the most unique and diverse floras and faunas.

This article in particular showcases the most unique and native birds which can only be found in the Philippines – the “Pearl of the Orient”.

Palawan Peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis)

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This beautifully colored bird called Palawan Peacock-pheasant and also known as Napoleon Peacock-pheasant can only be found in the island province of Palawan – “Philippines’ Last Frontier”. The male is much larger than female. This bird grows up to 50 cm.

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Only in the Philippines: Endemic and Rare Animals

The Philippines is truly a wonderful country. It is blessed with beautifully unique plants and animals. Here are some unique faunas considered native to the Philippines. Check this out!

Visayan Warty Pig (Sus cebifrons)

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How I wish these two cute piglets remain forever young. They simply look adorable and attractive with their striped bodies.

Look at the animal’s transformation. It looks like a devil when full grown. This one-of- its-kind pig is critically endangered and the leading factors include; threatened by habitat loss, food shortages and hunting.

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