Season: April – June | Flavor: Sweet and slightly tangy
This fragrant fruit has a rough skin on the outside and juicy, creamy, white flesh inside.
Benefits : Lychee is packed with health benefits such as vitamins B6, C, minerals, and nutrients in the fruit such as Niacin, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Manganese.
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: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Mildly acidic, refreshing fruit best-eaten when crisp outside and medium-soft on the inside
Benefits : Guava contains nutrients that help curb all kinds of illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. Its vitamin A content is five times that of an orange, and it also has stellar amounts of protein, fiber, and folate, and possibly more vitamin C than any other fruit.
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: 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: April – June | Flavor: Sweet
A wide variety of Mangoes can be found all over Thailand however, sweet, ripe variety is most popular. Can be eaten alone or in a dessert.
Benefits : Antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, Isoquercitrin, Astragalin, Fisetin, Gallic acid and Methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.