Unique for its appearance and flavor, mangosteen is often revered as queen of the tropical fruits, especially in the oriental regions. This exotic, purple color tropical-fruit is quite popular for its snow-white, juicy, delicious arils all over the Asian countries and in recent years grabbing the attention of European and American fruit lovers as well!
Each tree bears several deep purple colored round shaped fruits, capped with light green calyx at the stem end.
Internally; the fruit features 4 to 10 juicy, snow-white color, soft, fleshy triangular segments as in oranges. Each segment may contain 1-4 off white colored seeds. Seeds are inedible and bitter in taste. The flavor of fruit is sweet, fragrant, and delicious.
Store mangosteens at normal room temperature and consume in a couple of days. Also, you need to keep in mind that unlike mangos, mangosteens must not be frozen.
Harvest season: Around of year