The Purple Mangosteen is known as the Queen of the tropical fruit world. The King is the Jackfruit, as we know.
Let's give her Majesty her due diligence. How you cut open a Mangosteen is: from side to side, you wiggle the halves back and forth till it pops open ... then wala! Up pops the Queen in all her beauty as seen in my picture.
Originally from the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia.
The fruit has a flavor that is juicy and sweet with a bit of tanginess to it, with a citrus feel. All these tropical fruits taste a little different ... and all need to be tried ... that's the only way you'll get to know them! And it's my job to bring them to you.
Contains xanthonoid in the peel, which you can Google to get further information about. It has something to do with relieving inflammation naturally.
Another Super Food - here's the deal:
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5oz)
Energy - 305kj (73 kcal) carbs-17.91 g Dietary fiber-1.8 g Fat-0.58 Protein-0.41 g
Thiamine-(B1) 0.054 mg 5 percent Riboflavin -(B2) 0.054 mg 5 percent Niacin - (B3) 0.286 mg 2 percent Pantothenic acid- (B5)0.032 mg 1 percent Vitamin -(B6) 0.018 mg 1 percent folate- (B9) 31 ug 8 percent Vitamin C -2.9 mg 3 percent
Calcium- 12 mg 1 percent Iron- 0.3 mg 2 percent Magnessium- 13 mg 4 percent Manganese- 0.102 mg 5 percent Phosphorus- 8 mg 1 percent Potassium-48 mg 1 percent Sodium-7 mg Zinc-0.21 mg 2 percent
There you have it! Delicious!