Mangosteens are not related to mangos and are grown all over tropical Asia. They’re about the size of tangerines, with up to eight delectable segments. The sweet and tart flavor is wonderfully refreshing.

Mangosteens may soon be coming our way, after years of being banned. litchick explains that it’s now up to Thailand to get the exporting sorted out. The fruit will probably be irradiated, but we’ll take ‘em! They’ve been available in Hawaii and Canada, however.

For a preview of this fabulous fruit, try the freeze dried version from Trader Joe’s. They don’t compare with the real thing, but they sure are addictive, says MaggieMuffin.

This is a good picture and description. Their flavor is described as “exquisitely luscious and delicious”.

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