Mangosteen, although available and grown throughout Southeast Asia, is one of the favorite fruits that one can find in the local market particularly in southern Philippines.
The fruit has a distinctive star shape and purplish fleshy skin or peel that enclosed a juicy white seeded flesh. Mangosteen of good quality is sweet and has a refreshing taste, making it a well-loved, popular tropical fruit. A tropical evergreen tree, mangosteen is believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (20–80 ft) tall. The rind of the edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe. The fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture. (Source: Wikipedia and other sources).
Long live tropical fruits!