Going to the market is a different experience for all. Lots of people prefer to buy their meats
and veggies at the palengke because it’s fresher and sometimes even cheaper than the ones
they sell at the supermarket. On the other hand, some people rather shop in the supermarket
because of ambient music, helpful customer service, and a wider variety of foods that
sometimes can’t be found in a market. But of course, the truly savvy buyer would want the best
of both worlds. Why not purchase fresh fruits and rice, free of any spoilage, but without leaving
your bed? Why do you have to endure the hardships of loud noises and excessive pollution, if
you could select fresh produce from the comforts of your home? Well, BigBenta’s Palengke
Items section aims to help you with that! Only getting the best of the best from trusted
suppliers, our online palengke stall is filled to the brim with fresh and high quality fruits,
veggies, rice, and even cooking gas, all of which can be viewed below. Happy shopping!
An acronym for Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG is born by refining petroleum, which is derived
from fossil fuels. First sold in 1912, it is unique from the coal and wood based cooking systems
at the time, as it burns relatively cleanly compared to the two. Although its usage has dropping
in developed countries due to natural gas pipelines, it is more popular in people in other
countries where natural gas pipelines are scarce, such as in the Philippines. In a country where
pipelines such as these aren’t in use yet and electric cooking isn’t too popular yet, LPG is
definitely the cooking gas to go with! Popular LPG brands in the Philippines are listed below:
Popular Brands: Gasul, Omni Gas, Petron, Luzon Gas, Solane
Sizes: 3.9kg, 6kg, 11kg, 18kg, 19kg, 47kg
An essential part of more than half of the world’s population, rice is one of the crops that
definitely won’t be replaced any time soon. Eaten for thousands of years already, the
preparation of rice has greatly changed since then. Nowadays, there are so many ways to
prepare rice and make it as its own dish, fried rice, paella, pilaf, and risotto just to name a few.
On the other hand, rice is also evolving in a scientific aspect. Being a common crop, rice is being
genetically modified by scientists in hope of increasing yield or shelf life, or even simply being
modified to contain nutrients to solve deficiency! Indeed the hundreds of types of rice being
grown today are living proofs of the popularity of the rice crop.
But of course, good rice can be hard to find as well. Popular rice types, such as Jasmine rice by
the Japanese, basmati rice by the Indians, and even brown rice for an extra healthy meal, can
be pricey for most. This is why a lot of people tend to purchase pre-packaged rice, as they can
be trusted more.
Types of Rice: Long grain rice, Basmati rice, Chinese black rice, Glutinous Rice, Jasmine Rice,
Paella Rice, Par-boiled Rice, Quick Cook Rice, Red Rice, Risotto Rice, Short and Medium Grain
Rice, Sushi Rice
Rice-sack sizes: 5kilos, 10kilos, and 50kilos
Fruits have existed ever since fruit trees existed. Even when man were still nomads, people
would supplement their diet with fruits and vegetables, as it contains more vitamins that meat
will ever have! Fast forward to today, and fruits are in abundance, which explains why vitamin
deficiency is harder to get today! Although fruits vary in abundance and price, each kind of fruit
is unique, and no two fruits are the same!
We in the Philippines blessed to have a climate that is friendly to fruit trees. Though fruits here
don’t exactly grow all year round, we have enough days of sunshine to ensure that trees get the
Vitamin D they need. From delicious mangos all the way to the exotic strawberry, we have a lot
of fruits. Probably explains why virtually all restaurants offer fruit shakes!
On the other hand, vegetables are arguably easier to grow, as they form the diets of most
people. Though they definitely aren’t very delicious straight from the tree (or ground, it
depends), they are still important for providing us with fiber and vitamins and minerals (yep,
vegans are healthy)
Luckily in the Philippines, veggies are also in abundance, and are cheap. Unlike in colder
countries, we don’t have to worry about preservation. But just like fruits, you might get tricked
into buying spoiled or inferior quality veggies, so a good advice are to buy in trusted locations,
and to study the fruit and vegetable carefully before placing giving it to the vendor for weigh-in.
Common Philippine Fruits commonly referred to as Tropical Fruits: Mangos, Rambutan,
Lanzones, Atis, Chico, Santol, Durian, Papaya, Pineapple, and others.
Common Philippine Vegetables: Eggplants, Sitaw, Pechay, Cassava Leaves, Taro Leaves,
Tomatoes, Banana Blossoms, Okra, Kamote, Ampalaya, and others.
Luckily, these essential items can now be ordered online. Gone are the days, when you have to
go to the wet market, bear the heat and hardship of carrying your heavy basket of goodies. In
this age, technology offers everyone the ease and convenience of shopping – for almost
anything – online.