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The Best Tropical Fruit Destinations

Where Should You Go To Get the Best Tropical Fruit?


What Are Tropical Fruits?

As the name suggests, tropical fruits are fruits that are grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The tropical and subtropical regions of the world cover the area around the equator.

In this part of the world climate is such that warm temperatures remain throughout the year. There are no 4 seasons like is the norm in the rest of the world, but rather 2 distinct seasons: a rainy season and dry season. This type of climate is called tropical climate. Tropical climate is the climate in which tropical plants grow well and bear fruit.

Tropical fruits are well known for their vibrant colours, sweet flavours, juicy or creamy textures, and pleasant smells. There are many different types and varieties of tropical fruits. Each tropical fruit type and variety is characterised by its unique shape, smell, colour, texture, and flavour.

A display of various tropical fruits in Thailand, symbolising the blog post 'The Best Tropical Fruit Destinations'.

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A display of tropical fruits

Why Is Tropical Fruit Optimal Food for Humans?

Humans are tropical creatures. This means that the human species originated from the tropics where it lived for hundreds of years.

The original life in the tropics meant that the human body adapted to the tropical environment, including tropical food. Thus, the optimal food for the anatomy and physiology of the human body is tropical fruits and vegetables.

The misconception that you should eat only the food from the area where you grew up and live ignores the most important rule of nutrition, which reads: for every species, there is a species specific diet that corresponds to the anatomy and physiology of the body of that species.

Of course, fruits and vegetables outside the tropical zone are also excellent food for humans, but tropical fruits and vegetables should not be excluded from the optimal diet.

Marina from ‘Health Glows’, the author of blog post and video '7 Tropical Fruits You Must Try', standing next to a vibrant display of tropical fruits.

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The author of the free webinar Tropical Fruit – Practical Tips standing next to a vibrant display of tropical fruits

Where Can You Get Tropical Fruit?

Logically, tropical fruits are readily available in tropical countries, as well as subtropical countries

As demand for tropical fruits has increased over the past decade or so, some tropical fruits have been imported to other parts of the world.  Truth to be told, imported tropical fruits are typically quite pricy, and unfortunately they lack those good qualities of locally picked, fresh produce. With this I want to say that, most often, the quality of fresh tropical fruits you can get on a tropical island for example, at a much lower price, is unparalleled to some imported tropical fruit in a far north where it has a high price tag.

I still want to applaud to the market for recognising tropical fruits as a valuable product. I hope that in future the transport and import of high quality tropical fruits and vegetables will be much improved. 

And wise verse is truth. Some fruits for the Mediterranean and Temperate climates are considered treats in tropical countries. Examples are grapes, sweet cherries and apples. These fruits are imported to tropical countries where they are sold at quite high prices. Yet, in my opinion, they lack the freshness of local produce. 

The rule that governs the market world wide reads: 

  • Demand dictates the market.

I believe that, the more people demand fresh fruits and vegetable from different parts of the world, while at the same time – and this is the key – ignore all the non-food items, the market will have to obey. Under such a demand, the market will have to redirect its resources from making all that fake food items, to making the growing, transporting and importing fresh produce world wide much more effective and efficient. When all the practices involved into the production, transportation and import of fresh produce are maximally effective and efficient, the prices of fresh produce will go down naturally. 

But for people to demand more fresh produce, while simultaneously boycott the non-food items, people first have to be educated about tropical fruits and all the health benefits of consuming fresh fruits and vegetable. 

I hope that through this very blog post of mine, as well as the accompanying video and webinar, you will receive valuable education about tropical fruits.

A tropical fruit stand on the Thai island Koh Phangan, showcasing a vibrant display of tropical fruits, and symbolising the blog post 'The Best Tropical Fruit Destinations'.

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A tropical fruit stand on the Thai island Koh Phangan

What Are the Best Tropical Fruit Destinations?

The answer to this particular question really depends on what kind of tropical fruit exactly you are looking for. I will share what are my personal destinations for tropical fruits. 

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city in the north of Thailand that lies in agricultural area. This area boasts with high quality fresh fruits and vegetable such as several types of mangoes, dragon fruit, jackfruit, durian, rambutans, papaya, pineapple, and so on. 

The best fresh produce market in Chiang Mai, and perhaps one of the best in the world to my knowledge, is the Muang Mai farmers market. In Chiang Mai you can get some of the most delicious tropical fruits at quite low prices. 

  • Koh Phangan, Thailand

On the island of Phangan you can a wide range of tropical fruits of a superior quality. The prices are a bit higher than in Chiang Mai.

  • Borneo, Malaysia

Borneo is the place to go if you want to indulge in different tropical fruits, but with the emphasis on high quality rambutans, chempedack, durian, and marang / tarap. Occasionally, you can find rollinia and bread fruit. Also, if you know how to open sprouted coconuts, you can find many of these jungle treats under the palm trees on Borneo.

  • Bali, Indonesia

I have had some amazing experience of buying fruit in Bali, specifically, in the Uluwatu area of southern Bali. Some of the best fruits in Bali are dragon fruit, various types of bananas, jackfruit, egg fruit / canistel, papaya, chempedack, durian, and so on.

  • Davao, the Philippines 

Davao is a city in the southern Philippines, known for its rich offer of tropical fruits, most popular being durian, red lady papaya, star apple, jackfruit, various types mangoes.

  • Costa Rica

In Costa Rica you can get the wonderful fruit mamay sapote, jackfruit, mangoes, and so on.

Marina from 'Health Glows' sitting beside a pile of tropical fruits on Borneo, Malaysia, symbolising the blog post 'The Best Tropical Fruit Destinations'.

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Me next to a tropical fruit stash on Borneo, Malaysia

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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Marina from Health Glows

Hi This is Marina from Health Glows, the creator of the platform at which you get education on the following topics: raw vegan diet, tropical fruits, flexible body, natural anti-cellulite methods and travel to Thailand. Welcome to the place where you get the education you need to create healthier, happier and more beautiful lives.

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