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Mangosteen

14 Ratings: 3.7
A fragrant tropical fruit that is sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture.

The Purple Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), colloquially known simply as "the mangosteen", is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (20–80 … see full wiki

2 reviews about Mangosteen
review by . August 09, 2009
posted in Fruit Lovers
Mangosteen
I first discovered these unusual looking fruits in Thailand when I was a little kid.  Looking like a small, round, burgundy, Thai eggplant, it did not look appetizing at all as a kid, but my mom insisted that I try it.  She cracked open its hard little reddish-purplish shell and fed me the snow white aril inside... And I was hooked for life!  Every time I traveled to Asia thereafter, I had to consume mangosteens at least once during the trip.      The mangosteen …
Quick Tip by . April 29, 2011
posted in Fruit Lovers
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Mangosteen is cooling and in Asia, some eat them as a companion to Durian as Mangosteen is known to have a cool down effect while Durian is 'heaty' (accordinng to the Chinese).
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