Because of the suitable climate owing from its geographic origin, the best mangosteens are grown in Southeast Asian regions.
A known tropical fruit, it takes a great deal to successfully grow a Mangosteen tree in western countries.
Instead, most of these countries would import from mangosteen-growing regions and makes them available canned or frozen in their grocery stores and is still considered a rare produce item.
It is eaten by first gently breaking through the skin around the middle and then pull or lightly twist the shells apart to open. Enclosed within its deep purple shells are elegantly-arranged white, soft and freshly-scented segments of its flesh.
The larger pulps contain a seed. The pulps could be simply removed from its shell by hand. They taste delicately sweet and slightly acidic with an after-taste similar to grapes or strawberries.
However, each of these varieties has its own unique quality and all are delightfully tasty. In fact, along with mango, pineapple and cherimoya, mangosteen is considered as one of the four most delicious fruits in the world.
Style: fresh fruit
Style: frozen whole fruit - IQF