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
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