Common Fruits in Thailand

Some Dragon Fruit sliced at the market, with a...
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Tropical fruits (phon-la-mai) are easily grown in Thailand due to its warm climate throughout most of the country. There are many indigenous fruits that are mainstays of the Thai diet, such as bananas, durian, mangoes and pomelos. Thailand also has many types of fruit that are not native, such as grapes, starfruit and dragonfruit. There are even vineyards in many valley areas of Central Thailand.
Thai often eat fruits are  as a dessert or a snack. Fresh fruit is often sold prepared and ready to eat. You can buy a plastic bag full of fruit pieces with a wooden skewer for picking them up. Most bags come with a little bag of seasoning that can be salty, sweet and spicy. Thai people like a balance of flavors and fruit is no exception.


  • Banana (Kluai)
  • Durian
  • Langsat
  • Longkong
  • Thai Mango (Ma-muang)
  • Thai Orange (Som Keow Wan)
  • Pomelo (Som O)


  • Custard Apple (Noina)
  • Grape (Aa-ngoon)
  • Guava (Farang)
  • Jackfruit (Kanoon)
  • Jujube (Put-Sa)
  • Lychees (Linchee)
  • Longan (Lam Yai)
  • Mangosteen (Mangkoot)
  • Papaya (Malakaw)
  • Pineapple (Sapparote)
  • Rambutan (Ngoh)
  • Sapodilla (Lamoot)
  • Water melon (Taeng Mo)
  • Young Coconut (Mapraow On)
  • Dragon Fruit (Kaew  Mang Gorn)
  • Starfuit (Mafurng)
  • Pomegranate (Tuptim)
  • Santol (Katorn)
  • Zalacca (Rakam)

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