Mangosteen

Mangosteen

SC: Garcinia mangostana
TH: มังคุด – Mung Kut

Description: Colloquially known simply as mangosteen which is not edible, is a deep reddish purple when ripe. The fragrant edible flesh that surrounds each seed is botanically endocarp, i.e. the inner layer of the ovary. It is sweet and tangy, juicy, and somewhat fibrous. The uncommon designation of mangosteen as the “Queen of Fruit”.