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7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try

Discover these Delicious Tropical Fruits

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Video 7 Fruits You Must Try

Discover these 7 Delicious Tropical Fruits

Discover delicious tropical fruits that you must try if you would like to experience the taste of the tropics.

The fruits showcased in this blog post and accompanying video are readily available in Thailand, but also in some other tropical and subtropical countries.

Learn fun facts, and useful information about

  1. papaya
  2. pineapple
  3. mango
  4. dragon fruit
  5. jackfruit
  6. chempedak
  7. coconut water

By learning about these 7 tropical fruits you will just step into the world of all tropical flavours that you can enjoy once when you learn about them.

Enjoy this blog post and video 7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try now.

Fun Facts about Papaya

Did you know that papaya contains papain? Papain is a proteolytic enzyme. This means that papain is an enzyme that has the specific property of breaking down proteins into shorter chains of amino acids, called peptides, or even down to the amino acids themselves. Thanks to the content of this enzyme, papain, the consumption of papaya helps the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients from the intestines into the bloodstream. 

The bright orange or red colour of papaya indicates the rich content of beta-carotene in this tropical fruit. Beta-carotene is the precursor of vitamin A. This means that beta-carotene is a nutrient in food that is converted into vitamin A in the body. 

Two halves of vibrantly orange papaya on a plate, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

In the picture:
Two open halves of papaya on a plate

Sweet Tropical Pineapple

If you are not in a friendly relationship with pineapples because you have experienced bleeding and burning lips after consuming this fruit, I highly recommend giving the fantastic pineapple a second chance when you find yourself in the tropics. When the pineapple is truly ripe, as is usually the case with pineapples in the tropics, this fruit is sweet and extremely delicious! 

So, get ready to fall in love with sweet tropical pineapple!

A whole pineapple from the tropics, laying on a table, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

In the picture:
A whole pineapple

Different Types of Mangoes

Did you know that it is estimated that there are over a thousand different types of mangoes around the world? Each type of mango is characterised by its unique shape, colour, size, texture, smell and taste. I highly recommend trying different types of mango and finding your favourite!

My favourite types of mangoes in Thailand are Nam Dok Mai and Kaew. Specifically this mango that you see now in the picture below, is a Kaew mango. Extremely sweet, dense, soft, smooth and fiberless texture. This mango is a real treat!

A diced mango Kaew, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'

In the picture:
A diced Kaew mango

Dragon Fruit - What You Need To Know

Cactus fruit called pitaya is better known as dragon fruit. There are 3 main varieties of dragon fruit:

  • yellow skin – white flesh
  • pink skin – white flesh
  • pink skin – red flesh

Again, I highly recommend trying all three types of dragon fruit and finding your favourite!

I would like to share with you a fun fact. While the dragon fruit with pink skin and white flesh is one of my all time favourite fruits, for some reason I absolutely cannot eat nor digest the dragon fruit with pink skin and red flesh. Same fruit, different variety, for me a huge difference in taste and digestion. One I adore, the other not my cup of tea. 

  • When Is Dragon Fruit Ripe Enough To Eat It?

Dragon fruit is ripe enough for consumption only when its skin has aged and the colour of the skin has turned dark pink or dark yellow.

I like to say: Do not eat dragon fruit while it is still pretty. You gotta to wait on it! When you think it is time to throw it away, that is when it is the sweetest!

A whole dragon fruit, white flesh variety, on a table, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

In the picture:
A diced Kaew mango

A platter of open dragon fruits, white flesh variety, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

In the picture:
A platter of open dragon fruits

Chempedak - A Little Cousine of Jackfruit

If you come across this oval fruit with a rough brown skin, know that you are lucky! 

Very important: before opening the chempedak, cover your knife with some coconut oil, to prevent the sticky substance in the skin of this fruit from sticking to the knife.

Let me warn you right away: you need to have experience and skills in order to know how to choose a good and delicious chempedak. In other words, if you happen to not be thrilled with your first chempedak, know that it’s possible that you just need to find a better chempedack.

Certainly, when chempedak is good, it is definitely one of my favourite fruits!

An open chempedak, a delicious tropical fruit, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

In the picture:
An open chempedak

Jackfruit - The Largest Tree-Borne Fruit

Did you know that jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit? The whole jackfruit has a very similar shape to chempedak, but it is larger and heavier. In the picture below you can see jackfruit pods already taken out of it skin.

You know that jackfruit is good when its flesh is soft to the touch, and its pleasantly sweet smell spreads through the air.

A platter of jackfruit pods, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

In the picture:
A platter of jackfruit pods

Coconut - Hydrating Liquid Food

Technically coconut is not a fruit, but I just can’t miss the opportunity to encourage you to treat your body to fresh coconut water! 

  • Was Coconut Water Used as a Blood Substitute in Blood Transfusion? 

You may have heard the myth that coconut water was used as a blood substitute in blood transfusions during the World War II. A myth is a myth. The correct answer to this question, is a resounding NO!

  • Coconut Water – Hydrating Liquid Food

Coconut water is rich in electrolytes, minerals and vitamins, all of which together make coconut water a low-calorie liquid food that helps hydrate the body.

Fresh coconut water straight from a young Thai coconut, with a glass straw, presenting the blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try'.

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Fresh coconut water straight from a young Thai coconut, with a glass straw

Free Webinar on Tropical Fruit

Would you like to step into the mesmerising world of tropical flavours? With the gem-packed free webinar Tropical Fruit – Practical Tips you will become familiar with some of the most delicious tropical fruit varieties.

Learn about tropical fruits in the free webinar 'Tropical Fruit - Practical Tips'. Watch this webinar now, and find out how to select and consume some of the most delicious tropical fruits.
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