Unusual Fruit Month

Day 7: Mangosteen

Also referred to as the “the queen of fruits”, this fruit is sweet and tangy, juicy, with a somewhat fibrous texture. It has an inedible, deep reddish-purple colored rind when ripe. It is believed to have originated from the Sunda Islands and Moluccas of Indonesia and is known for its high concentrations of antioxidants and healing properties.

Unusual Fruit Month, Day 12: Abiu

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This unusual fruit is native to the Amazonian region of South America and has a very delicate outer rind. The translucent, custard-textured flesh of abiu has a taste reminiscent of caramel flan with a hint of pineapple.