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Exotics from Thailand

The Belgium based Company Special Fruit has an extended assortment and knowlegde of exotics from all parts of the world. Together with their knowledge we will publish two articlles with exotict within the 'exotic special context'. A considerable part of these exotic products are from Thailand. Apart from the full scale of products the companty is handling, we would like to highlight the folowing products: Salak, Sapodilla, Mango Nam Dok and Baby mango. In another article we will highight Rambutan, Mangistan, Durian, Jackfruit, Young coconut and Longan. In this article we will introduce you to some fruit that you are maybe less familiar with.

SALAK
The salaktree is a palm tree of about 5 meters high which is found in the swamps of  Malaysia, Sumatra and Java. The pear-shaped fruit is about 10cm in size and grows in bunches. The scaled brown peel is extremely harsh which makes the fruit very resistible to transport. The fruit is cultivated India, Birma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia and in Micronesia. The fruit has a hard kernel and the firm creamy white-yellowish fruit flesh is usually divided in 3  parts and very juicy. The taste is aromatic sour-sweet and only resembles toÖ Salak!.

 
SAPODILLA
The sapodilla is originally from the south of Mexico and middle America. Nowadays it is cultivated worldwide in tropical areas up to heights of 2000 m. The tree can reach a height up to  35 meter and bears the best fruit in areaís with a lot of rain. The sapodilla  has a thin, firm, Brown peel. The fleshy part of the fruit is yellow-brown and slightly transparent with a granular structure and a caramel-like taste. It can be eaten with a spoon or as such.




MANGO NAM DOK
This special mango originates from East-Asia. Like all other mangoís it is a butter-soft tropical fruit with a shiny, smooth peel up to 2 mm thick. When the fruit is ripe enough it is soft en very juicy with a sweet aromatic taste with a hint of bitterness which gives this mango itís specific taste and makes it an exciting variety of the mango family. The mango tree can become 30 meters high and a 100 years old! A mango should best be kept under 13įC. And: still a very wide-spread misunderstanding: the colour of the mango does not give any indication about itís ripeness!





BABY MANGO
Small, sweet, juicy, a thin peel and incredibly aromatic Ė that is the baby mango!












      
 

Publication date: 2/25/2009
Author: Wim Geurts
Copyright: www.freshplaza.com


 


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