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: 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 – 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: July – September/ October | Flavor: Sweet
Originating in SE Asia, this sweet and juicy fruit is a little like passion fruit in texture, and is recognizable from its pale yellowy-brown skin and smokey white flesh.
Benefits : Source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & C, Iron, Phosphorous, Calcium, carbohydrate, protein and fibre.
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.