Kaua’i Grown Mangosteen: 4 Fun Ways to Eat It!

Certainly an interesting fruit, it is about the size of a small apple. It has a thick, dark purple rind that protects the soft, juicy segments inside. The interior of the mangosteen is divided into several segments of sweet, juicy flesh. It’s delicate texture and a flavor often described as a blend of peach, citrus, and strawberry. It is also commonly enjoyed fresh, and its unique taste and aroma make it a prized ingredient in various culinary creations, such as desserts, beverages, sauces, and salads.

4 Fun Ways to Eat Mangosteen

Creamy Smoothie: Blend together fresh mangosteen, banana, Greek yogurt, honey, and a splash of coconut water for a creamy and tropical smoothie.

Silky Panna Cotta: Combine mangosteen puree with coconut milk, sugar, and gelatin to create a silky and flavorful panna cotta. Serve chilled with a garnish of fresh mangosteen or fruit puree of your choice.

Refreshing Salsa: Dice mangosteen, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, and cilantro. Toss them together with lime juice, salt, and pepper for a refreshing and tangy salsa. Enjoy it with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled fish or chicken.

Smooth Sorbet: Make a refreshing and fruity sorbet by blending mangosteen flesh with sugar syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Freeze the mixture, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a smooth and scoopable consistency.

Are you familiar with mangosteen? Here is a simple, easy process to effortlessly acquire this prized fruit and create those ‘ono recipes for you and your ‘ohana!

Carefully score the fruit with a knife approximately 1 cm deep.

Go all the way around till you met your original cut.

Gently squeeze at your score mark till the top slowly opens.

Separate into two pieces.

Lastly, wedge out the white flesh in sections for easy eating. The biggest section tends to have a bigger inedible seed and the other sections have soft edible seeds. Enjoy!

To see a video of processing mangosteen click here.

Benefits of Local Produce

Less time in transit and more time ripening on the plant. The outcome is a burst of freshness and vibrant flavors, far superior to fruit that’s shipped from distant lands. Buying local produce also directly invests in the well-being of our region, ensuring that farmers can continue to cultivate their land and provide us with fresh, nutritious, and flavorful food. Don’t miss the opportunity to gather your ingredients from KauaiLocalFood.com. We’re thrilled to offer a 50% discount to customers using SNAP/EBT, thanks to DA BUX!