The banana plant grows in almost any type of soil and tolerates short floods. It requires neither fertilizer nor pesticide. It replicates by shooting out young plants around the original plant. Some types have such prolific roots that they don't have seeds. Banana plant flowers at 7-9 months and takes about 3 more months for the fruit to ripen. After harvest, the plant is cut down because it will not bear fruit again.
There are so many different types of bananas in Thailand, most of which I've not seen in the US:
- Gluay Nam Wah - Short and Fat - Gluay Hom - Like US ones - Gluay Kai - Short and thin skin and very strong scent - Gluay Leb Muh Nang - name means "Lady's Fingers" - Skinny and short - Gluay Hug Mook- Big one with Thick Skin - normally grilled, but great flavor also comes out when microwaved. - Gluay Tani - It has a lot of seeds and some people believe a lady angel's spirit lives in the tree, so people generally don't eat them
Consuming part is white flesh in side which has a sweet and tasty scent, It could easily be found during May to September. Rambutan has sugar and high vitamin C which help to stop bleeding gum. Calcium in rambutan also strengthens bones and tooth while vitamin B2 helps to digest fat and build growing body. Niasine helps to activate digestive system, relieve dysentery, floated stomach, fever and nurture the body.
Mangosteen is rich in various mineral and vitamins such as protein, Carbohydrate. Calcium, etc. Moreover, Mangosteen helps to protect decayed tooth, digestive system, brain system in elders and calories clogged within blood vessels
Coconut helps to protect pins and needles and decrease calories clogged with in blood vessels. When consume oil from coconut, it would help to eliminate worm in the body. Coconut juice helps to decrease temperature and dehydration, nurture eyes, detoxify the body, relleve diarrhea, and good for urination.
Lychee is a fruit with adark red shell, white flesh, has a sweet, yet sour, taste and a pleasant scent. It is easily found during April to June. The most famous provinces that grow Lychee are Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Payao, Samutsongkram, etc.
Lychee is a fruit of calcium, phosphorus, iron and vitamins that have a quality in helping digestion, bad stomach, nurturing intemal organs (the spleen and the nervous system.) Moreover, Lychee helps to decrease dehydration. If wa drink boiled dried Lychee flesh, it would help to decrease the pain from swollen intestines and testicles as well as anemai.
A Quality of the Longan fruit is to cure symptoms of weakness, fatigue, insomnia, palpitating heart, and forgetfulness. It could best be used in nurturing the body. Longan is considered as a fruit full of useful minerals such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose and vitamins such as vitamin C, B1, and B2 which help to protect pins and needies, calories clogged within blood vessels and is generally good protection for cold