Thai Tropical Fruits
Thailand is considered to be a kingdom fruit. In this country, they grow everywhere, and the diversity of species to satisfy the most demanding gourmets.
Rambutan – if you withdraw from this ball of his elegant red-green prickly skin, inside you will find a transparent-white fruit. The taste resembles a dense sweet grape. Inside there is inedible bone.
Rambutan – relative of the lychee in Thailand associated with it quite a few beautiful legends, and in August, even the Thais celebrate a holiday dedicated to this fruit.
Health benefits: a high content of vitamin C, phosphorus and calcium.
Banana – a variety of species. There are very small, with a long finger. They are very sweet and tasty. There are bananas with seeds, they are also short, but thick. Large bananas Thais do not eat “raw” but rather use them fried, boiled, dried or added to food. In fact, the big banana is not worse than small, only the sweetness in them is a little smaller.
Health benefits: it helps the work of the intestine, contains calcium, potassium and iron, vitamins A, B and C, as well as a lot of carbohydrates.
Durian – Asia’s “king of fruits” with a heavy smell of foul meat. Among Thais, it is recognized as the most tasty and delicious fruit, but the Europeans consider Durian to discourage any appetite. It looks like solid fruit mace and weighs from 2 to 10 kg. Inside, under this frightening shell hides fleshy yellowish pulp, which emits an unpleasant odor. Many hotels are strictly prohibiting to bring durian in the room. The taste of durian is sweet.
Health benefits: rich in carbohydrates, proteins and fats, are very nutritious, high content of vitamins C and B.
Coconut – in Thailand it grows in several varieties, mostly green and white. Green tastes the least resemble familiar to us as the filling of the candy “Bounty”. White is much closer to “truth”, they have the juice and the pulp. Most coconuts are sold chilled and topped, so that tourists will be able to quench their thirst.
Longon – it looks like a bunch of soft fruits like nuts, but inside, under the thin skin of a little sticky, you’ll find juicy, slightly spicy wedges with transparent flesh. Tastes sweet and sour, sometimes with a little bitterness.
Health benefits: a high content of vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus.
Mangosteen – the peel of this round brownish-maroon fruit is thick and inedible, but the sweet, juicy core of it is very tasty. In appearance it resembles a peeled garlic and consists of 5-8 segments, one of which contains a bone. Mangosteen tastes sweet and very refreshing. No wonder it is called the queen of fruits.
Health benefits: it is believed that the Mangosteen contains almost all of the elements of the periodic table, but it is particularly rich in phosphorus and calcium, and vitamins B and C.
Guava – in appearance it resembles a large green apple with a rough skin. Thais eat it soaked in sweet syrup, when the fruit is crisp and immature. However, they sprinkle it with the mixture of salt, sugar and chili. Ripe soft guavas are also very tasty, it becomes soft and sweet. “The lack of” fruit – small bones, which are almost impossible to remove and you have to swallow or chew. Guava is very rich in vitamins: A and B, and vitamin C in this fruit in ten times greater than in citrus!
Health benefits: helps with intestinal disorders, strengthens the stomach and intestines.
Pomelo – a very big citrus fruit in the raw form that might have a weight of 1 kg and up to 15 cm in diameter, skin – green wedges – transparent-white, slightly yellowish with large fibers. In contrast to the grapefruit, which accounts to be its relative, broom possesses a very sweet taste.
Health benefits: a high content of vitamins C and A.
Pitaya (Dragon fruit) – one of the most beautiful exotic fruits: a bright purple-red skin that hides pitaya crisp tender white flesh, strewn with many tiny black seeds. On the palate the fruit is sweet and sour. Very thirst quenching.
Health benefits: highly recommended for diabetics and people with other diseases of endocrine system. Helps with stomach pains. Promotes weight loss.
Papaya – resembles an elongated squash, the color varies from dark green to bright orange. Thais are very fond of salad of unripe green papaya, ripe it is eaten with lime juice. Inside the well-matured papaya – soft and bright orange with small black seeds, which can be easily removed, it tastes sweet and juicy.
Health benefits: a high content of vitamins C and A, is very helpful for digestion, easily digested and helps the body to extract from other food nutrients.
Sapodilla – sweet and juicy fruit with smaller seeds between the fibers. The shape resembles a rugby ball, with the size of kiwi. Sapodilla has a thin inedible skin, which easily exposes the soft brown flesh. As food it is consumed only in mature form, when the fruit becomes soft and dark-brown outside.
Health benefits: a high content of vitamins C and A and calcium.
Lychee – very similar to the rambutan but its bright maroon skin is thinner instead of “hairs” covered bumps. The very flesh of the fruit is white, very sweet and juicy, and big brown stone is wrapped in it, as in the bag. Lychee perfectly quenches thirst.
Health benefits: a high content of vitamins C, B1 and B2, iron, phosphorus and carbohydrates. It is recommended for improving digestion, useful for patients with anemia.