Man ingests 90 santol seeds in Bohol
Some people would jokingly say that ingesting a fruit seed would make the plant grow inside your stomach. However, in real life, ingesting inedible seeds – 90 of them – would have you hospitalized.
A 51-year-old local from Tagbilaran, Bohol was taken to the hospital after consuming 90 seeds of the sweet cotton fruit, locally identified as santol, ABS-CBN News reported.
Bienvenido Fernandez, who was taken and later on confined at the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital, said instead of spitting them out, he swallowed the seeds of santol after chewing the fruit’s flesh last Tuesday.
Fernadez said this wasn’t his first time to do it. He said in the report that he had done this before without feeling sick.
However, on Wednesday, he complained of difficulty in urination and stomach ache, and was later on brought to the hospital.
He undergone a stomach ultrasound, and was set to undergo an operation on Saturday if his body was not able to flush out the seeds.
Fortunately, the report confirmed that Fernandez was later able to flush out the seeds.
He is still, however, under observation.