Fruits From A-Z

Mangosteen

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 83 g (100 mL)

  • Source of folacin (12% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.5 g per serving)
Look For

Ones that are dark purple or reddish purple but not blue-black in colour. Softly press the outer skin, if it’s hard to press, then it’s not ripe yet.  The part you want to eat is the inner white flesh, larger segments may contain seeds, which are inedible unless boiled or roasted.

To Store

A ripe fruit at room temperature lasts for a few days. Unlike mangos, mangosteens must not be frozen as refrigeration or freezing quickly causes damage. For longer storage, keep it at 10°C which will keep it in good shape for several weeks.

To Prepare

The simplest method is to place the mangosteen in the palm of your hands, with the flower stem on top. Use your fingers to exert gentle pressure on it until it cracks open. Another option is to cut through the diameter of the shell all the way around, and then simply lift off the top. Just remember not to cut right through the segments.

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