The Thai sweet green mango is a dull green , oblong fruit with a curved and slightly pointed tip. The varietal lacks blush tones and has a ruddy, lackluster skin that can appear a little dirty and ugly. The Thai sweet green mango is extremely crunchy, with nutty and slightly floral notes.
More than 200 varieties are grown in Thailand , helping to make the Kingdom the world’s third largest mango exporter behind India and China. While mango’s ubiquity stems in part from the ease with which it grows throughout the country, the best regions for the fruit are Chachoengsao, Ratchaburi and Nonthaburi.
Prices of fruit in Thailand in the markets and in supermarkets about the same, but the market choice is wider. Ripest mangoes for 100 baht / kg (this is not mango season), one kind can be purchased at Big C or Macro, the market will have some choice in the varieties of the same value from 80 to 120 baht .
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The so-called king of mangoes, the Alphonso is also the most exported variety. Around 60% of all its exports go to the Middle East. Grown most famously in the Ratnagiri region of Maharashtra, it is also found along the western parts of Gujarat and Karnataka.
Mangosteen is the national fruit of Thailand.
Carabao : Carabao mango AKA Philippine mango is worldly known thanks to its exotic taste. It is considered one of the sweetest mangos.
Grown in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Alphonso is believed to be the driving force behind Mango being the national fruit of India. Alphonso mango from Konkan region has been awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag. India is the largest producer of mangoes accounting for 40 percent of the world trade.
Fruit Seasons in Thailand: All year round fruits Dragon Fruit (Kaew Mang-Gorn) Best season: May to August. Bananas (Kluay) There are 3 main types of Kluays in Thailand: Jackfruit (Ka-noon) Best season: January to August. Papaya (Ma-la-gor) Best season: January – June, October to December. Watermelon (Tang Mo) Guava (Fa-Rang) Tangerines (Som) Coconut (Ma Phrao)
Cost of Living in Thailand
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||19.98฿|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||10.89฿|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||200.21฿|
It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep.