With just under half of Thailand’s population in the age bracket of 35-44 years old, it’s not uncommon to see young people looking for fresh fruit juice in the Thai market.
But that’s not always the case.
Read more”I love mangoes and this one is just amazing,” said 24-year-old Samu Saini.
“I have seen them in supermarkets in the States and I love them,” he said.
“But they’re not in Thailand.”
The fruit juice stand has been operating for 10 years in a shopping mall in the southern Thai town of Phnom Penh.
Saini said the prices he paid for a mango juice were about 30 times higher than he expected.
“The mangoes were actually sold for about $1,500,” he told ABC News.
“You would get one for about 80 cents.”
So the price is really quite high,” he added.
While the prices have been rising in recent years, the prices for mango juice are still about double what they were a decade ago.
In 2010, the average price for a single mango was about $US1.50, according to data from Thai Food Supply, a national food retailing company.
Sainsi said he had paid about $80 for a 12-ounce bottle of mango juice at the stand last year.”
My daughter was in high school and she bought mangoes for us at school,” he explained.”
When I was younger, I had to buy all the mangoes because they were so expensive.
“The mango juice stand sells mangoes from a variety of countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
It also sells other fruit juices including watermelon, pineapple, papaya and lime.
The owner of the mango juice stall, the owner of Thailand Fruit Co Ltd, said the business was the result of growing demand in the country.”
We have been able to cater to the local market,” he says.”
It’s just the same here, we’re not just selling mangoes, we have other juices too.
“He added that the local mangoes are used in Thai cooking and the fruit is used as a ingredient in Thai baked goods.