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What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« on: February 21, 2021, 01:30:02 PM »




These just came in at my local Asian market. They look a lot fresher than they normally are, plus they're red instead of purple. Does this mean they're kokum mangosteens? I know they're red. Or it just that they're actually not overripe and regular mangosteens are redder at this sage of ripeness?

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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 01:35:51 PM »
They look like garcinia mangostana fruits to me.

When squeezed, do they have some tenderness/give or are they hard?

Also, how do they look on the inside, and how is the texture and taste?

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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 01:36:41 PM »
Seems like garcinia mangostana, the purple mangosteen
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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 11:17:59 PM »
Yep, it tasted like regular mangosteen.

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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 11:50:28 PM »
The slight red is most likely becuSe it was licked earlier when some people like them more tart, or for transport.
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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 12:34:05 AM »
The slight red is most likely becuSe it was licked earlier when some people like them more tart, or for transport.

Eeewww...I would never buy fruit that was previously licked.
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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 12:35:07 AM »
The slight red is most likely becuSe it was licked earlier when some people like them more tart, or for transport.

Eeewww...I would never buy fruit that was previously licked.
Oops I meant picked
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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 12:37:34 AM »
The slight red is most likely becuSe it was licked earlier when some people like them more tart, or for transport.

Eeewww...I would never buy fruit that was previously licked.
Oops I meant picked

I know, could resist the fun though.   8) :P
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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 12:38:50 AM »
The slight red is most likely becuSe it was licked earlier when some people like them more tart, or for transport.

Eeewww...I would never buy fruit that was previously licked.

Oops I meant picked

I know, could resist the fun though.   8) :P
Same, me neither
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Re: What Kind of Mangosteen is This?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 05:39:19 AM »
Is the star is big and flat against the fruit it is the standard mangosteen like 95% of those sold.

 

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