Why Eating Mangosteen is Utterly Addictive
I am such a fan I had to dedicate a post specifically to this mangosteen fruit. As you can see in the picture, I was only able to take a picture of one single mangosteen because I was unable to stop devouring and ate them all before I managed to grab my camera.
Surely you could probably make mangosteen juice, mangosteen ice cream and mangosteen whatever your heart so desires, but the benefits of mangosteen are most enjoyed when the fruit is consumed as is. Full of phosphorous, Vitamin B and C, the fruit is native to Southeast Asia and South America.
Slow to grow, picky with its growing conditions, and quickly perishable, mangosteen is one of the pricier fruits on the shelves. However, at $2 a pound you’re not likely to go broke and it’s okay and totally worth it to indulge every now and then.
Absolutely delicious, eating mangosteen might seem a challenge! Its hard shell seems so tough to remove, it builds anticipation! Have no fear, you can get down to business in less than a few seconds, with no knife required. Simply peel off the top and stick your finger in the soft spot to rip off the shell. Inside lies waiting for you the softest, moistest, sweetest and tart meat you have ever tasted. Just to be clear, I was only talking about mangosteen!
So if you see some in your neighborhood supermarket or being sold on the highway on your way out of Bogota, grab a bunch, they won’t last more than 20 minutes!