Fresh Mangosteens

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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