The mangosteen is a tropical fruit that’s both easy and fun to eat! Peeling open the purple rind and popping out the individual sections of juicy white flesh is a snacktivity everyone can get into.
Mangosteen fruit is easy to eat raw. It can also be incorporated into mangosteen drinks, sweet and savory dishes alike. Mangosteen’s rind can harden during its short shelf life, but you’ll find mangosteen quite easy to cut open.
Keep reading and we’ll tell you the most common ways to prepare and eat mangosteen!
Here are some of the easiest, most common ways of how to slice open a mangosteen:
Mangosteen can be eaten raw, directly from the rind! Fresh mangosteen fruit is an easy way to add flavor to fruit salads, chutneys and salsas, yogurt and to pair with soft, mild cheeses. You may also set aside mangosteen sections for additional preparation. Discard the rind and large pit by tossing them into the compost bin.
Mangosteen makes a great snack on its own, but is delicious in salads, chutneys, desserts and savory dishes, too. Mangosteen’s juicy, tropical tartness compliments flavors like coconut, lemongrass, papaya and mango beautifully. Here are some of the most popular cooking methods for mangosteen recipes.
Mangosteen makes all kinds of beverages special because of its distinct tropical flavor. Because mangosteen fruits are quite small, it’s difficult to yield large quantities of liquid. That’s why we love using mangosteen as an ingredient in beverage recipes. Drinking mangosteen is a great way to extend the enjoyment of this delicious fruit’s peachy sweet flavor for just a little longer.
Here are some easy ways use mangosteen in your drinks:
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