#297 Mangosteen

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!

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