Mangosteen Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Garcinia mangostana
Usually eaten out of hand, but this fantastic creamsicle of a fruit would be a great addition to any salad or smoothie.
The mangosteen is especially good when juiced or used in smoothies.
Choose each fruit by weight, picking the heaviest ones you can find.
Segments usually contains a large seed so bite cautiously.
Although the hard outer skin will generally protect the fruit, still avoid any overly soft or bruised and molded product.
Store them in the fridge for up to a week or more.
Mangosteen will not ripen much after being picked, but will tend to sweeten a bit.
Amount per serving
Strict regulations have been relaxed, but it is not easy to find Mangosteen fresh in the U.S. However, it is available frozen year-round at specialty stores. Try Canada as they are allowed items you will not see in the States due to the fact that they hav
Remember that these fruits have a black to purple outer skin that will stain most anything.
Although the thick skin keeps the fruit safe from bruising you should keep in mind that the size of the fruit is smaller than what you might think judging from the outside. With that in mind it is still on the all time favorite lists of anyone who has tri
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