This is a basketful of mangosteens which my husband plucked off a tree in the forested area in our neighbourhood. For those unfamiliar with this amazing fruit - its a cloyingly sweet and juicy fruit with a slight tang in the sweetness. Beautiful plum coloured skin which leaves an indelible stain on your clothes should you accidentally wipe your fingers on your clothing and which is very thick. The thickness of the skin, I assume is to protect the lush sweet fruit from being spoilt. We usually buy this fruit from fruit stalls all around Singapore but these are fresh from the plucking so the skin is still firm and smooth.

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