Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, tastes great, got a citrusy tang to it. It’s quite similar to a lychee, except not as chewy.
Sometimes, I’m guessing when they are “in season”, I’ve seen pick-up trucks with these being sold off the back. They do the same with limes and water melons.
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
98 thoughts on “Mangosteen”
I LOVE MANGOSTEEN!!!!!!!
I like the look of those little dark gems! But the fruit on the right looks absolutely wild! Like giant conkers!
Thanks Karen, the one on the right is the Durians, a posted a full shot a few days ago … use the search on my sidebar – “durian” or “durians” 😀
i dont know if the name is mangosteen, i just know the name of this fruit in my language, sawo. I can get mangosteen everywhere in my city haha
😀 sawo ! … where is your city ?
i live in Jakarta, Indonesia
So Sawo is Indonesian for mangosteen !
Nice! They’re in the Caribbean as well. 🙂
Thanks, and I didn’t know that, but now I do 😀
I have actually tried this before when I was visiting Hong Kong a few summers ago. It might be just me…but I thought it tasted like vanilla yogurt.
I like Vanilla yoghurt !
I’ve heard of mangosteen, but not sure if we can get them in this part of England. I’ll look out for them.
I don’t remember having seen it back home, but all things are subject to change !
What is that next to it… on the right?!!
Durians I posted a couple of days ago 😀
The one on the right is free. The massive, hearty, smelly like hel DURIAN, enjoy 😉
Thanks for sharing this – Will look it up 🙂
You’re welcome 😀
in Bali, we boiled the skin, and drink the water, its rally nice tea. have you try it?
Never have actually, didn’t even know it’s possible, I assumed the skin was inedible … thanks for the new info !
Mangosteeeeen! That’s yummy and you can also use the skin as an herbal remedy. 🙂
Someone suggested making tea with it ?
We use that as a remedy for diarrhea here sir 🙂
Yes I remember vaguely hearing it’s good for that probiotics !
Fruit! My favorite of all the food groups. These are new to me, as are the durians. (Missed that post, going to run backwards to locate it.)
Awesome 😀 … just put “durian” in my search box you’ll find it 😀
Friends in Sri Lanka have armed guards under the trees of mangosteen, so highly are they prized…
We have a couple of young trees here…but no fruit yet…
Good to hear from you Helen 😀
You’re in France as I remember, presumably it’s warm enough for the mangosteen there ?
We’ve messed off to Costa Rica to get away from the societal control freakery that is modern France…so can grow mangosteen in peace!
More power to you … Costa Rica, now that sounds cool !
Great place to live….it’s not a paradise, it has problems…but give me CR over la belle France any day!
I don’t have much of a reference to compare, so I’ll take your word … Costa Rica sounds more interesting to me personally !
Love it when someone identifies a strange new fruit. Strange to me, anyway. The “80” sign looks like the old score keeping signs judges used to hold up at gymnastics competitions. “80” sounds very good indeed.
Awesome, so I taught someone something new today 😀 … the 80 is the price in baht, 80 THB is around 1.60GBP or bit over $2 usd … presumably for a kilo …
They’re good and almost always eaten with durians. They supposedly balance each other out. The juice from the mangosteens can stain clothes purple!
LOL, i know, I was talking to someone else about that, probably would have been used as a dye a long time ago … stains my hands, but my girlfriend likes to peel them for me, so not so much of a worry 😀
now, that’s bad. stain her hands instead!
She likes doing things for me, it’d make her unhappy if I started doing it 😀
awwwww….at least buy her some gloves! 😉
LOL, she already has some … she’s pretty skilled at it, I don’t see her with purple fingers !
Wonderful photo … ehm… always with sexy fruit on the right side… 😀
Starting to worry about you niko !
😀 😀 😀 😀 nooo, wait a sec.. ehm,,, wellll…. that’s because those half spherical elements.. dunno! .. Ok, better to go to sleep 😀
LOL, I know dude, go and look at your photos from the cartoon festival, that should help with the, ehem, urges !
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 yeah… I think you’re right!
Could be, has been known from time to time 😀
😀 😀 😛
Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon, Don
They look like persimmons, just dark. What a crazy variety of fruit, I am jealous:)
Looks similar, but you wouldn’t like to eat the whole thing, the outer skin the purple bit is quite thick, and bitter … inside it’s like a lychee …
What are the green ones, to the right of the mangosteens?
Durians too the right and mangoes above … I posted Durians a few days ago 😀
Hah, serves me right for not paying attention, eh? (I didn’t remember seeing the interior on your previous post.)
LOL … no worries … I like to post a mixture of things 😀
Wishing to camp right next to this stall … 🙂
LOL … 😀
They look like funny little creatures – SUCH a great description. Makes me want to dash out and find one. I won’t find one…will I? Will I?
Not sure they were banned in USA because of some fruit fly, which now has been lifted … the skins are quite thick, purple and stain your hands a little … but taste nice, usually get my girlfriend to peel them, she likes doing things for me 😀
OF COURSE…she would not want you to stain your hands with purple! 😛 Plus those skins must take some talent to remove.
I wonder if you could use the skin as some sort of a dye for stuff?
Almost definitely a dye, at least in days gone by … she likes peeling fruit and doing stuff for me, I wouldn’t want to take that away from her, that’d be mean wouldn’t it ?
It would be mean. It is more of a pleasure to give then to receive I have heard. And you are right. I get frustrated if I cannot do things for my people. It is not just a love or respect thing…it is a need. To have the opportunity to give…always a winner 😉
Would be different if you demanded it come hell or high water…which I somehow cannot imagine…
So…she enjoys – you enjoy. Stunning stuff 😉
Just the order of things, it works well, I don’t question such things … and I think that’s what my “don’t let the bastards” post was really about, doing things for each other … it’s being in relationship with others rather than out of it …
I like that…just the order of things. A true statement Sir 😀
Life’s too short to be questioning and making problems out of such things … you know what I mean anyway Belinda 😀
I do! I do so – I really do. 😀
Happy days, let’s get on with life and be happy 😀
Just singing in the rain….:D
It’s sunny here hun, but suppose that doesn’t help, much !
…and it still coming down… MY goodness.
Lost the thread, what were we talking about again ?
I am not sure? Shall we start a new one? New week, new thread, new thoughts, new me, new you, new WEATHER!!!!
Born again idiot … I’m liking the sound of that … although the religious thing not sure about !
LMAO!!! Does that mean I am JUST SO much more than any body else in my ability to get being an Idiot JUST right? Cos I got the bestest version of being an Idiot – and the rest of the world ARE ALL WRONG?!! 😛
LOL … perhaps, or perhaps you’re the new jesus !
psssst …I feel like writing and have no beginning point….
how about this -> .
😛 Good point…….
LOL, ok, I seem to be firing on 7/8 cylinders perhaps there will be a prompt or something soon … OPP maybe 😀
You got 8 cylinders?? My livin!! 😉
…no need dude. Just playing around 😉
What is OPP?
Just emailed you 😀 and yes it’s a V8 under the hood 😀
LMAO! Excellent!! Reminds me of the girlfriend manual 😛
…sadly I got a straight four … firing on two most days….
and my kids all have V12’s!!!
LOL … yes for sure, trick is to turn writing about negative things into positive writing … Danny’s a very positive influence, as are you dear 😀 … V12’s wow your kids are super-kids !
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