Thailand is considered to be a kingdom fruit. In this country, they grow
everywhere, and the diversity of species to satisfy the most demanding
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
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
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
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
Health benefits: highly recommended for diabetics and people with other
diseases of endocrine system. Helps with stomach pains. Promotes weight
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
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
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
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.