I love Dr. Oz even though today I am going to tell him "No Way!" My mom was in town and we were watching Dr. Oz and his 5 superfoods of 2010! So we went hunting for them the next day...one being a "mangosteen". Which is considered the Queen of all Fruits!
It may be the Queen but it takes a chainsaw to open it. I tried every knife in my drawer. Finally, we asked my husband to try as he was walking in from work. He chipped away at it for about 5 minutes. While he was doing that...I was reading on the internet about mangosteen's and their juice.
They have a very potent purple juice that stains. So I quickly told my husband as he was in his dress clothes cutting my mangosteen. When we finally got it open, it was not that "fresh, bright, white" like I saw on the show. They were slimy, grayish and wrinkled....ugh! I think our mangosteen took weeks and weeks traveling overseas and was ROTTEN!
We were so disappointed and decided to give up on our "mangosteen" considering they are $9.99 a pound and the size of a plum!