Season: April – June/ December – January | Flavor: Sweet
When ripe, pineapple is very sweet and succulent, with a soft, fragrant pulp.
Benefits : Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a very good source of copper and a good source of vitamin B1 & B6, dietary fiber, Folate and Pantothenic acid.
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: 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: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Crisp on the palette but juicy in each bite. It also come in a Yellow variety, which is not as sweet but just as refreshing
Benefits : Watermelon is an unusual fruit source of the carotenoid Lycopene and a rich source of Phenolic antioxidants. It is a very good source of vitamin A, B1, B6 & C, Pantothenic acid, Copper, Biotin, Potassium and Magnesium.
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.