Exotic fruits contain valuable enzymes and plant hormones, which play an important role in maintaining the normal functioning of the body and also help to neutralize the toxic substances.
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Fruits are the most honored products in Thailand. A variety of banana, mango, pineapple, watermelon, tamarind, coconut, dates, oranges, grapefruits, and other exotic fruits is simply amazing. From January to April collect grapes, Javanese apples, tangerines, watermelons and pomegranates. Later mature pineapples, durians and mangoes. In July, begin to gather longans, LANGSAT, jujube, Pasion Fruit, rambutans and sugar apples. Then again comes the season of mandarins, grapes and watermelons.
Some fruits in Thailand devote entire celebrations and carnivals. At the beginning of April in the town of Chachoengsao Paet Rio the festival dedicated to the mango. In July, an exhibition Chanthaburi exotic fruits, the main of which is the durian. In September, near Bangkok in Nakhon Pathome, held a procession in boats full of fruit and flowers in honor of a pomelo fruit.
Durian - King of fruits
Durian belongs to the family bombaksovyh. This is a large (up to 45 meters) evergreen tree. In South-East Asia, the durian is considered the king of fruits. It is eaten fresh or added to baked goods, ice cream, drinks, fried as a side dish or mixed with rice. In Thailand, durian fruit ripening period (May to August) is carried out even special festival, which attracts people from around the world.
The fruit durian, despite the sickening smell of hydrogen sulfide, which excludes their storage in enclosed spaces, are considered the most valuable in the Southeast Asian fruit. Raw ripe fruit durian flesh is considered a delicacy; fruit eating hand, snapped them at the seams and removing the flesh from the seed of the camera. Its flavor is reminiscent of sweet almond cream laced with cream cheese, onion sauce, cherry syrup and other hard-compatible products.
The durian lot of useful: minerals, proteins and vitamins. The Japanese are big fans of traveling and connoisseurs of their health, make special trips to Southeast Asia, where sit on the 1-2-week durianovuyu diet, after which feel rejuvenated and ready for new feats. In particular, and sexual - it is believed that durian greatly helps potency.
Rambutan - "hairy fruit"
It is believed that rambutan - Malaysian fruit. The name "rambutan" is derived from the Malaysian word for "hair." This fruit grows in clusters on large trees, the height of which can be up to 20 metrov.Plody ripe rambutan reach a diameter of 4-5 centimeters.
Immortal fame rambutanu in the 18th century, when King Rama II dedicated an ode to this fruit rambutan and described as follows: "The appearance of it is terrible, but inside the fruit is beautiful. Appearances are deceptive".
Rambutan tastes great, not only in raw form (usually fruit eaten in Thailand raw), but also as a filling for pies, jams and chutneys amazing, as an addition to sauces, ice cream and a compote
This fruit is considered an excellent remedy for the sick, as rambutan flesh, rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus, cleanses the body.
Dragon fruit is like a big elongated bulb with the "end" on both sides. The rind is a large scales edged with bright light green or green. The consistency is similar to the kiwi, neutral taste, flesh is white or pink with small black seeds, sunflower seeds.
Attractive to look at the fruits are widely used in cooking and, above all, the manufacture of various alcoholic beverages. Juice and pulp are added into the candy, ice cream, sorbet, yoghurt and various dairy products from the pulp is cooked jam, jellies and sauces.
Another great attraction of a fruit have added the latest results of medical research. According to their results, the use of it helps get rid of stomach pains. Furthermore, this miracle fruit contains phosphorus, iron, calcium, vitamin C, B1, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (Niacin).
Mangosteen - the queen of fruits
The traveler, who visited Thailand in the 17th century described the Mangosteen: "The heart of a bull - so called this fruit because of its shape and size; mangosteen rind is thin, and the flesh, which the natives called mancout, reminiscent of cream, very pleasant to the taste."
Mangosteen, has a refined taste, but also attractive and exotic appearance, is very popular in Thailand. "Native" for a variety of Thai mangosteen has a circular shape, the outside is characterized by dark-purple and pinkish inside the fruit peel; top fruit topped with bunches of leaves.
Thais eat the mangosteen in their raw form, as well as on the "bed" of crushed ice. In this kind of mangosteen it has a very refreshing taste, especially after a hot and spicy food. Mangosteen can make the filling for pies, add the fruit in acute and fruit salads, milkshakes, prepared from the pulp Mangosteen souffle and curry sauce for fish. Light, delicate taste of mangosteen goes well with seafood, especially calamari and shrimp.
Mangosteen is rich in calcium, phosphorus and vitamins B and C.
LANGSAT - a favorite fruit that grows in wet areas in the south of Thailand, especially in areas of high humidity, such as Surat Thani, Chumphon, Narathiwat, has translucent white flesh with a sweet little sour taste. It is a growing clusters of small round fruits with a soft skin a pale yellow color. Under it is a translucent white flesh with a sweet taste.
This fruit is rich in calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and vitamins B1 and B2, C
Mango - good luck charm
One of the most delicious mango tropical fruit grown in South Asia for over 4,000 years. Mango trees belong to the same family as the pistachio tree and cashew tree. In Thailand, it is believed that if a mango tree growing in the yard, it brings good luck to the owners of this house.
Mango rind is smooth, with a waxy shine, come in different colors - from yellow-green to orange or even reddish. Mango pulp is very juicy, bone has a fibrous structure. Mango has great taste in raw form, when this fruit is added to the traditional Thai food: sticky rice with coconut milk. Young sour mangoes are eaten with salt, perfectly quench thirst.
In the world there are about 500 varieties of mangoes grown in Thailand for about ten species, and sometimes crop harvested twice a year. Thai mangoes are considered the sweetest in the world.
Mango - a very nutritious fruit, rich in vitamins C and A, as well as acids. The fruit has a diuretic, laxative and astringent properties, is widely used in the production of herbal medicines.
Tamarind - "Dried dates"
Tamarind grows on the large evergreen trees. Flowers tamarind yellow with red stripes. In Thailand, there are two varieties of tamarind: sweet tamarind, which serves as an excellent basis for desserts, as well as green tamarind, which is eaten with chilli and sweet sauce.
Tamarind Tree has a special place in Thai culture. It performs not only a decorative function, but also, according to the Thais to bring good luck to the owner of land on which growing. The branches of the tamarind elastic and flexible, the Thais call them "sticky". It is believed that a person who has a garden growing "sticky tree" will "stick" money.
Tamarind is widely used in medicine, due to the presence in the fruit of vitamin A, organic acids, including tartaric, citric and lactic acid. Made from the bark tea soothes symptoms of fever, astringent, and tamarind flowers help to reduce the pressure.