Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Refreshingly juicy fruit, best consumed on a hot day
Benefits : Rich in vitamin A & C, dietary fiber, Calcium, Thiamin, Niacin, Iron, Sulfur, and Potassium. In terms of organic compounds, rose apples contain Jambosine, Betulinic acid, and Friedelolactone.
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.
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: 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.
Snake Fruit (Fruit of Memory)
Season: April – June | Flavor: Slightly sour
It has a unique red, scaly exterior, which earns it the nickname snake fruit. These fruits are only about the size of figs and may resemble a large garlic clove when peeled.
Benefits : High level of Potassium and Pectin. Contains nutrients like Thiamine, Iron and Calcium as well as vitamin C. It also has anti-diarrheal properties although if too many Snake fruit are consumed it can result in constipation.
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.