Mangosteen is an exotic, tropical fruit with a delicious sweet and slightly sour flavor. The fruit is sometimes referred to as purple mangosteen because of the deep purple color rind that develops when ripe. Mangosteen is viewed as a relatively obscure fruit but it can offer many health benefits due to its rich supply of nutrients, fiber, and unique antioxidants. Mangosteen is low in calories yet provides many essential nutrients such as fiber, protein, and Vitamin C.
Mangosteen is easy to prepare and eat! The inner flesh is white and very juicy when ripe. This part of the fruit can be eaten raw or added to smoothies or tropical fruit salads for a delicious boost of flavor.