Frieda's Specialty Produce - Mangosteen

Overview

What is a Mangosteen?

  • Primarily grown in Thailand and Southeast Asia, the Mangosteen is a special little fruit about the size of a plum with a firm purple shell and a beautiful creamy-white inner flesh that is separated into citrus-like segments. The flesh has a mouthwatering, silky smooth juicy texture — similar to a lychee. The flavor is a tropical combination of ripe peach, strawberry and citrus.

How to Eat

  • Best enjoyed fresh. To open, hold the fruit stem-end up and score around the “equator” of the shell with a paring knife, then give the fruit a twist. Using a fork, enjoy the segments and discard skin. The largest segment may have inedible seed–simply eat around it.

How to Choose

  • The fruit should give a little to pressure on the shell. A very hard shell indicates over-ripeness. It is normal to find some yellow sap on the fruit.

How to Store

  • Keep refrigerated and use within 3 days of purchase.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round. Limited quantity.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Thailand

Recipes

Mangosteen Fruit Salad

Mangosteen Fruit Salad Ingredients: 2 ripe Kiwifruit or Gold Kiwifruit 2 Mangosteen 1 small apple (such as Lady Apples or Baby Apples) 2 tablespoons honey Steps Peel and slice kiwifruit into 1/4-inch rounds. Thinly slice apples. Carefully score the outer skin … Continue reading

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