The queen of fruits. I'd never seen one, until today, at the International store. It was quite expensive, as befitting a member of the royal family, but I couldn't resist bringing one home.
Having partaken of one, all I can say is that the hype is well-deserved.
The fruit is a symphony of color and flavor. The rich red-purple coat when removed reveals plump white arils. Pop one in your mouth and it explodes on the tongue, belying its pure whiteness with a rainbow of flavors- mango, pineapple, lychee- I stopped counting and let myself go.
Excuse me while I go breathe into a paper bag. If you find a mangosteen on the way, grab it!
p.s. This has got to go to Click- bi-colour.