Saturday, June 18, 2005


Bugnay aka Bignay........It's not often that you find these trees and if you do, now is fruiting season. They grow in grape-like clusters and can be made into wine and some say it has medicinal qualites. I tried making jam last season and it came out good in flavour but a bit to thick in consistency ( overcooking perhaps ). There's a bitter-sourness that I like since I prefer my jams a bit less sugary . It's great on toast or served with panna cotta. Posted by Hello

7 comments:

stef said...

Hmmm.... I've never heard of bignay. Could you perhaps elaborate on how they they taste, compared to some more common fruit?

Anonymous said...

we've been planning to have bugnay as our topic for our research but don't know yet what are the active constituent in this plant.do you happens know what are they?i am waiting for your answer...

Loney Kitchen said...

I wish I could help you with your questions. I know it is made into wine, vinegar and jam. Please visit www.marketmanila.com I think there was a feature once on Bugnay vinegar used in adobo.

Anonymous said...

there are a lot good berries here in my region @the cordilleras...there is a certain technique to make the jams good regarding the taste and the sugar content...it also depends on the time when we harvest...thats when the sun hits the plants at a certain time of the year for 2 months...more to come contact me @ wayniek68@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

can you pleas help me .. kindly give me more information about bugnay wine? like' what gave them the idea that they can make wine from it? i'm on a research that's y....,,mmmmm tnx...

Loney Kitchen said...

I recently bought some wine from the Tam-auan Village in Baguio and it was good albeit a bit too sweet. I have also tried cooking with it and the results are good. May I suggest you contact wayniek68@yahoo.com (please see comment above), I've only tried to make the jam. Good luck on your research.

Joey said...

hi guys that fruit is very popular in our place covered by the Municipality of Tulunan in North Cotabato we call it "bagnay" in our native tongue "karay-a"and kalumpit fruit we call it "sarali"