Indigenous Crop: Mangosteen; “Queen of Fruits” a Treat for the Tastebuds and Band-aid for the Body

Indigenous Crop: Mangosteen; “Queen of Fruits” a Treat for the Tastebuds and Band-aid for the Body

Mangosteens are renowned for their delicate flavor as well as medicinal potential. Legend has it that Queen Victoria reportedly offered knighthood to anyone who could bring her an edible mangosteen specimen. No one ever succeeded, but today, this fruit has begun to make its way from the humid tropics to kitchens around the world.