Season: Feb – May | Flavor: Sweet & sour
The entire fruit, including its skin is edible. The fruit ranges from sweet to sour in flavor, and has a light smell of turpentine.
Benefits : High source of water, dietary fibre, minerals, phytochemicals and vitamin C.
Season: May – September | Flavor: Primarily sweet with a little sourness
Mangosteen is a healthy fruit, which is rich in water, energy, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. Essential nutrients such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese are found in this fruit.
Benefits : Known as Queen of fruits, has think Black/Violet skin that encases fleshy, juicy white fruit.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet and refreshing
They have an ivory shell with a unique shape. The Young coconut is harvested directly from the tree before it has time to age and drop like the more mature white and brown husked coconuts. Inside it is a refreshing juice and a soft jelly-like meat, which has a sweet flavor that is soft enough to be eaten with a spoon.
Benefits : The water in the young coconut is one of the highest sources of electrolytes. Furthermore, the soft meat, or flesh, inside the coconut helps to restore oxidative tissue damage and contains a source of healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Sour/ slightly sweet
Small, oval/ round shaped fruit. The skin’s color varies with hues of dark purple and red. Below the skin is a cottony white peel. The interior seed cavity of Purple passionfruit is filled with edible yellow to green jelly and medium sized black seeds.
Benefits : Includes antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A & C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Fiber, and Protein.
Season: June – August | Flavor: Sweet
Historically referred to as “Dragon eye”, the longan fruit is similar to Lychee but a little sweeter
Benefits : Longan fruit contains rich amount of Vitamin C that is equal to 80% of daily requirement. It also contains minerals like Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Potassium. It is also rich in Vitamin A and essential in anti-oxidants.
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.