Scientific name of crops mentioned in the song ‘Bahay Kubo’

During my undergraduate days, it is required to memorize some scientific names of plants and animals. It was fun knowing their names. So, I decided to dig in the ‘Bahay Kubo’ song for the crops mentioned and put their scientific names.



Bahay-kubo, kahit munti
Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari
Singkamas (Pachyrhizus erasus) at talong (Solanum melongena)
Sigarilyas (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) at mani (Arachis hypogaea)
Sitaw (Vigna unguiculata spp. sesquipedalis), bataw (Lablab purpureus), patani (Phaseolus lunatus)

Kundol (Benincasa hispida), patola (Luffa cylindrica), upo’t (Lagenaria sinceraria) kalabasa (Cucurbita maxima)
At tsaka mayro’n pang
Labanos (Raphanus sativus), mustasa (Brassica juncea)
Sibuyas (Allium cepa), kamatis (Lycopercon esculentum), bawang (Allium sativum) at luya (Zingiber officinale)
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga (Sesamum indicum)
Scientific names are important to allow people throughout the world to communicate unambiguously about different species. Isn’t it interesting and fun to know the scientific names of the plants in our classic ‘Bahay Kubo’ song?
The vegetables in the lyrics are rich in nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Make sure to eat veggies to strengthen your immune system.