Mangosteens are a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia that are prized for their exceptional flavor, aroma, and texture. These fruits have a hardy wood-like exterior that houses a juicy, sweet, and flavor-packed flesh that is tender and yielding. The taste of mangosteen is unique and has elements of flavor from myriad fruits ranging from tropical banana to sweet summer peach.
Uses: Carefully make shallow cuts about 1/4 inch deep horizontally along the entirety of the fruit. Hold the top of the mangosteen and gently pull upwards to separate the shell to reveal the juicy white pulp within.
Mangosteens are highly perishable and should be eaten within 1-2 days of purchase.