Mangosteens, tropical fruits previously available only frozen or canned in the United States, are now available fresh. The FDA recently approved the importing of irradiated mangosteens, says chocabot. peanuttree shelled out $45 for four mangosteens (roughly a pound) and found them pretty tasty, though not amazing. The flesh has a soft, melting texture—it really does melt in your mouth—and has the perfect balance of sweetness and slight sourness. The flavor is fruity, with a hint of strawberry and a definite impression of litchi.

babette feasts says the mangosteens she bought in Bangkok rocked her world—and cost about 30 cents for a bag of 12. So wait until prices come down in the United States, and then gorge yourself.

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