By The Nation
All items have been produced under the principles of the Royal Project Foundation, which was set up by King Rama IX 50 years ago to help hill tribes and highland communities give up the cultivation of opium and opt for agriculture.
This year’s fair showcases 869 products, including highlights like avocado, buffalo milk and vanilla bean flavoured ice creams.
Also on offer are fresh persimmon that are packed with vitamins A and C as well as potassium that helps regulate the heart, fibre, magnesium and antioxidants, as well as Yamabushitake mushrooms that are known for their medicinal properties.
Health lovers can also buy portobello mushrooms, which have become a great hit for being a great source of vitamin B-complex, niacin, iron and potassium among others.
Other new items launched at the fair are capsule and drip coffee grown by the Karen hilltribe in Mae Hong Son province. The coffee comes in two varieties, medium and dark roasted Arabica.
Apart from food items, shoppers can also pick up plants like watermelon peperomia, cactus and ivy from the Royal Agricultural Station Angkhang that help reduce mould in the air and fight allergies, alcohol-based hand sanitising and herbs.
People who are unable to visit the fair in person can also shop online by searching for Royal Project X Shopee Expo Online on the Shopee e-commerce platform or on the Wongnai application.