Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Carambola - Starfruit

The Carambola or Star fruit have been grown in parts of Asia for hundreds of years.
Starfruit is one of the superfruits – it is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and low in sugar, sodium and acid.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yam Bean - มัน แกว - Mexican Potato Jicama - Singkamas - Potato Bean

Jicama is also called Mexican yam bean or Chinese potato. Like potatoes, jicama grows underground as a tuber. Covered with a thin brown skin, it has a short root attached. Inside, you'll find white flesh that looks like an apple or raw potato. Raw jicama is sweet, juicy, and crisp, perfect as a snack vegetable. It's a good substitute for water chestnuts in stir-fries.

Monday, December 8, 2008



Fresh limes are a staple for cooking Thai food, and fortunately these are available on a year-round basis for a reasonable price. Look for limes that have nice thin skin and heavy feel which indicates good juice content.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Guavas are one of the most common fruits you'll find on the street. They are always in season and always popular for afternoon snack. Thai guavas are about the size of an apple, or slightly larger. The thin skin is light green while the meat of the fruit is usually white, with a very similar texture to an apple. At the center of the fruit is a cluster of small hard seeds about the size of a peppercorn. There are also varieties with pink flesh, although these are usually rare.

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