A tree of the East Indies of the genus Garcinia (Garcinia Mangostana) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called mangosteen, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food.
A tropical fruit from south-east Asia, the mangosteen is the size of a small peach with a leathery skin which, when peeled away, reveals five sweetly scented white segments.
East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit
two- to three-inch tropical fruit with juicy flesh suggestive of both peaches and pineapples
a great fruit
a new fruit
a perfectly round, shiny ball, a deep purple in color
a purple, plum-sized fruit with several stubby leaves on top
a type of fruit that is rare (in North America), highly sought after and apparently quite delicious
The mangosteen is a tropical fruit from Southeast Asia. It is the size of a small peach with a leathery skin which, when peeled away, reveals five sweetly scented white segments
A fruit with dark red-purple skin. The inside of the fruit is sweet, the skin is bitter. The peel contains rich minerals and a staining red color. In Malaysia research has start on the beneficial, soothing and purifying qualities of this amazing mangosteen fruit.
The fruit of an evergreen tree native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Along with durian, mangosteen is one of the two most popular Asian fruits. However, unlike durian, which is a yang or hot food, mangosteen is thought to have cooling, yin properties. The ripe mangosteen is roughly the same size as a mandarin orange, with a reddish-purple rind. The fruit itself is sweet, with a texture that has been likened to a ripe plum. The flavor is sweet with a hint of acidity. When purchasing mangosteen fruit, look for ones that are dark purple or reddish purple but not blue-black in color. At home, store mangosteens at room temperature and eat within a few days.
The mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas. The tree grows from 7 to 25 meters tall. The rind of the edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe.