Delicious Mangosteens from The Philippines
From the outside the mangosteen fruit looks like a slightly mutated purple tomato. But, like many good fruits inside lies a very special treat. Indeed today the mangosteen flavor is so popular it’s found in jam, juice and tea.
Once someone makes mangosteen ice cream call chocolate, because it might just be dethroned.
Inside a mangosteen
Cut open the thick purple husk to reveal a cluster of the mangosteens milky white fleshy pods. Sweet with a slightly bitter tangy taste the flesh surrounds inedible seeds.
The inner purple husk is soft, and although some say it contains high quantities of vitamins and minerals, few try to eat it. This may be due to the white pods strong and near irresistible taste.
Where do mangosteens come from
Mangosteens are native to Indonesia, but are widely found all over the Philippines. For some reason they seem to have obtained a bad rap for being exported overseas. It’s a shame as Mangosteens are one of the best fruits in Asia.
This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Great food from the Philippines
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