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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Mangosteen Fruits Is In Season.

Durian is my favourite seasonal fruit. And after durian, mangosteen will be next in line. Mangosteen is another seasonal fruit. Durian and mangosteen go hand in hand. Durian is considered a "heaty" fruit, while mangosteen is suppose to "cool" down the body heat. So after eating durians, it is recommended to eat some mangosteens.
This year, there is an abundance of durians and mangosteens. I bought a few rounds of mangosteen and each round of about 3 kilos or more.
As you can see, the skin is thick and takes up most of the weight. For the sake of photographs, I used a knife to cut the skin.
Otherwise, I will just use both palms to press open the mangosteen, as you can see those uneven broken skin on the right side (above picture).
The flesh is white and juicy. It is sweet with a slight sourish taste.
The number of fruit segments are revealed at the bottom of the fruit. The above picture shows 5 segments, and there are really 5 segments of white flesh inside.
The smaller segments will have little tiny soft seeds but the bigger ones will have bigger seeds which can be spit out.
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The following pictures were from my garden.
Pink or light purple Wishbone flowers growing wild in my garden.
Weeds with tiny pink flowers in my garden.
Aglaonema Pink Lady
The leaves are more colourful than its flower.
Aglaonema Thai Beauty
The leaves are more colourful than its flower.
Flame Violets growing wild in my garden.
Crown of Thorns - Tiny pink flowers.
Linking to Floral Bliss

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48 comments:

  1. I love mangosteen but unfortunately, they are not widely available here. Lovely blooms from your garden.The aglaonema leaves are gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you, dear! Mangosteen is plentiful this year but they are also expensive.

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  2. Nancy, in the photo of the light purple wishbone flower, I noticed some weeds growing (the one with small heart shaped leaves) - called peperomia pellucida - Do you know that this is a good herb plant that grows wildly like weeds in the tropics? I wish we could grow it here too, but we can't:( So, I'm coveting you once again on this! Happy gardening :)

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    1. Yes, Annie. I knew about this herb plant that is growing abundantly in my garden. I usually discard them. I have consumed them once or twice only.

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  3. I Love Mangosteen like anything,I tasted this fruit first from Singapore.Loved your garden blooms too :)

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  4. I love mangosteens too! Once I start eating one fruit I cannot stop hah..hah..

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  5. The fruit and flowers are all very interesting and unusual to see. I especially like the flame violets - very pretty, both flowers and leaves and it's nice to know they grow wild in your garden. Wishing you a good week Nancy.

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  6. flowers love growing in your garden. I love to eat mangosteens too but must be careful not to get the stains on clothes.

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    1. Yes, have to be very careful with the stains.

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  7. I adore mangosteens! My fave tropical fruit.

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    1. The mangosteen is one of our local fruits.

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  9. I have not come across either of these fruits before, but would love to try them one day.

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    1. I am sure you will enjoy the fruits.

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  10. Miss this tropical fruit! still haven't seen them here yet..

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    1. I heard this fruit is not easy to harvest.

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  11. I would love to try them both. I've not had either.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. I am sure you will love the mangosteen.

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  12. The Flame Violets and Crown Of Thorns are fantastic! Does the Crown Of Thorns really have thorns? I have never seen the inside of a Mangosteen, so interesting! It must be very hard to open it by pressing your palms and squeezing it. Wish I could try some.

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    1. The crown of thorns really have thorns. There is no need to really press hard with the palms, just enough for the skin to break open.

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  13. Hola Nancy, me llama mucho la atención está fruta, la vi en otras ocasiones, pero nunca al natural, me encantaría probarla. Tu jardín precioso. Besos.

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    1. I hope you will get to try the fruits one day!

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  14. Fruits I have never seen or heard of!!! I would love to try them one day.
    Have a good day Diane

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  15. The flowers are very pretty.

    I would be surprised if those fruits get imported up here.

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    1. Maybe the produce is not enough for export.

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  16. Interesting post dear! thanks for sharing xx

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  17. Even your weeds are pretty! Mangosteen and durian are not common here, i don’t believe i’ve ever had either one.

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  18. Even weeds can be pretty! I like the plant Crown of thorns, I have had a white flowered version. Nice to know about exotic fruit.

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    1. Thank you, Ritta! I have never seen a white version, it must be very pretty!

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  19. Me same with Phong Hong, once start, can't stop eating, hehe...

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  20. La fruta me encantaría probarla y las flores son muy bonitas. Un beso.

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  21. I love mangosteens too, esp those juicy and sweet ones, durian is the king whereas mangosteen is the queen

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    1. Yes, I love the king and the queen!

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  22. I have not heard of either of these, very interesting.
    Your flowers are just lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Connie! Have a lovely day!

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