Season: June – September | Flavor: Sweet
Custard Apples are soft & meaty and grow everywhere in Thailand.
Benefits : It is abundant with Potassium, Magnesium and contains vitamin A, Calcium, Copper, fiber and Phosphorous. It has high calorific value, able to provide sustained energy and delicious in nature.
Season: September – December | Flavor: Sweet (sweeter when riper)
It has a caramel Brown skin with honey-flavored juicy Brown flesh
Benefits : Fiber is a key part of good nutrition as it benefits the body in several ways. Sapodilla gives 5.6 grams per 100 grams of dietary fiber, thus making it an excellent laxative.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Ripe: sweet, Unripe: sweet & sour
Commonly eaten ripe with deep Orange color, in fruit baskets worldwide. Unripe Green papayas are used for famous Thai papaya salads known as Som Tum.
Benefits : Very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin A & C and Folate.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Slightly sweet
Dragon fruit belongs to cactus family which explains it’s colorful yet alien-like appearance. It has an intense shape, color and a texture between that of a kiwi and an apple.
Benefits : They have a surprising number of phytonutrients. Rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C (equivalent to 10 percent of the daily value), polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as Carotene and protein.
Season: April – August | Flavor: Sweet & creamy
The King of tropical fruits has a hugely stalked, pendulous skin. Inner pale Yellow flesh is found in a capsule that is split into 3 to 5 segments. Each segment contains l to 5 seeds, each of which is embedded in a sweet, rich and creamy pulp.
Benefits : Durian provides plenty of vitamins like A, B complex, and C and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper, as well as the amino acid tryptophan. It is high in calories, and dietary fiber, and low in sodium.
Season: Jan – March/ December | Flavor: Sweet when ripened, else sour
The riper it is, more palatable it is. It is used in desserts, to make jam, blended into juices, sorbets, ice creams etc.
Benefits : High source of dietary fiber, vitamins A & C and chemical compounds such as citric acids, phytochemicals such as Thiamin, Folic acid, Riboflavin, Niacin. Also rich in Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Selenium, Zinc and Magnesium.