Exotic Fruits of Thailand

Exotic Fruits of Thailand

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Thai-grown tropical fruits are becoming legendary the world over. Their heady fragrances, ripe colors and succulent flavors have rightfully contributed to the country's burgeoning reputation as one of the world's major culinary hubs.

The Hot Tropical Climate and abundant rainfall in Thailand are ideal for growing a huge variety of fruit which, for range and quality, are among the most diverse and delicious to be found anywhere.

Some Thai fruits are incredibly sweet and juicy. While the taste of other may, at first, seem strange and exotic to visitors, they add a delightful extra dimension to the found in this magical country.

Fresh fruit is popular with Thais as an anytime snack and is eaten as dessert at most meals. It may be served raw, freshly sliced, in salads, or cooked in many different ways The carving of fruit is also a tradition art form, often forming a major decorative element in buffet presentations.

Some fruits are seasonal in Thailand, but there is always a wide choice available, so the visitor is assured of ample opportunity to enjoy a mouth-watering variety.


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  • One of the most popular Thai fruits, with many varieties to be found, mostly yellow and soft to the touch when ripe. Slice open lengthwise, remove the large seed, then scoop out the delicious juicy flesh with a spoon. It is also eaten unripe, in salads.

    Season: February to May

  • Now if it is already may and many of you starting to plan holidays for the time (winter) when it will be cold in Europe. But it is also wrong a wrong idea if you think the rainy season is only rain the whole day here in Hua Hin. Last year was no rain the whole rainy season.

    The summer in Hua Hin is also very nice time. The April and May is a little bit hot but the rest of the time you have sun, beach and ocean for very nice holidays

  • Sweet, but somewhat pungent in taste, the sapodilla is most usually eaten with other fruits as a cocktail. Avoid the hard brown seeds inside.

  • Sweeter than those usually found in the West, the Thai orange is hugely popular and is eaten as a between-meals snack, as dessert, or squeezed for the juice. Best enjoyed with pinch of salt.

    Season: All year

  • Big and succulent, Thai watermelons are usually eaten after a spicy dinner, when their delicate taste helps to quench the hot chillies of Thai food. Another type of melon, cantaloupe, is also now widely available. This is smaller and yellow or white inside Both are ideal for decorative carving.

  • The hard purple shell conceals a soft pulpy flesh surrounding large seeds. A popular fruit with visitors as well as Thais for its sweet juiciness.

    Season: March to November

  • Huge and sticky, the jack-fruit has concealed within it hundreds of fleshy pieces with a distinctive, sweet taste,. Extracting the segments is always left to the vendor, as it is such a tedious job.

    Season: All year