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#1 syoleen

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:34 AM

I bought this at WoolWorth. They say it is Mangosteen. But my friends say it isn't.
What on earth is it?
The photo of the fruit
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#2 iblis.raeb

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 12:16 PM

Looks like a mutant fruit not quite like the image on wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Mangosteen

The fruit looks really familiar to me though and not to unusual.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

apparently it is called custard apple..
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:47 PM

Ah yes... custard apple. Anybody had a taste even though the appearance screams "don't eat me i'm hideous"?
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:32 PM

I haven't personally, but my dad loves it!
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#6 syoleen

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

Thank you, Tea-pot and Iblis.
It's really ugly but tasty. I am eating it now.
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

so does it taste like custard or apple?
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:29 PM

How stupid to call it a mangostein! Yes the others are corect its a custard apple and they are an aquired taste. I love them but they need to be eaten with lemon juice as they are rather sweet if fresh.
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

Yes, the others are right. It's definitely a custard apple. I don't like them at all but I know some people who think they taste wonderful. I think they're just one of those fruits that you either love or hate.




Mangosteens are totally different. They look like small persimmons only they're a purple brown color.


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:24 PM

Yes it is custard apple..a very delicious fruit and has great nutritional benefits. It is rather like custard but without the sugar. Great with yoghurt!!!
Mangosteen is pure heaven but very hard to get here.
I love it and you get it all over Thailand.
Custard apple also has great benefits for diabetes.
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Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:00 PM

first time i have seen this


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