Green papaya is a young papaya. When it ripens, it changes color from green to a yellowish-orange color, and becomes sweeter. The green papaya is used in Thai cuisine for its crisp, youthful flavor e.g. in papaya salads.
Jackfruit is an exotic fruit grown in tropical regions of the world. It has a distinctive sweet flavor – reminiscent of a combination of fruits including apple, pineapple, mango and banana. It can also be used to make a variety of dishes.
There are over 9 different varieties of mangoes used in Thailand, so you will see them everywhere in the country. The mango is one of the most delicious seasonal fruits grown in the tropics, and its frequently used in Thai kitchen. The mango tree is believed to have originated from the sub-Himalayan plains of the Indian subcontinent.
Pineapples are a tropical fruit that grow from a terrestrial plant. The pineapple got its name from Spanish word “piña”, literally meaning “pinecone”. Pineapple is displayed in various Thai dishes.
Tamarind is a type of tropical fruit grown from a leguminous tree, originating in Africa. The tree produces bean-like pods filled with seeds surrounded by fibrous pulp. The pulp of the young fruit is green and sour, but becomes juicy and more sweet as it ripens. Tamarind is known to reduce inflammation in the body, improve digestion, and strengthen the immune system.