How is mango different from mangosteen?

November 24, 2006 8:59pm CST
How is mango different from mangosteen?
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@sedel1027 (17852)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Mangosteen - Picture of mangosteen fruit.
Mango has an soft outer shell with orange fruit and one large white seed in the middle of the fruit (like an avacado). The seed is not edible. Mangosteen has a hard purple outer sheet (like a coconut) and soft fruit on the inside. The seeds are not edible unless cooked. The number of fruit pods is directly related to the number of petals on the bottom of the shell.
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@b0naf1de (111)
• United States
2 Jun 09
It is in absolutely no way the same thing as mango or even a species of mango. It's just the name. Mangosteen is marketed as one of the highest potentency of anti-oxidant value in terms of the ORAC scale. It is said that the taste of the fruit is the best thing on earth. It in no way resembles the mango. I have only tasted mango but not mangosteen, except for the commercially marketed juice Xango, which is obviously low in mangosteen juice but high in a mixing of tons of other juices. The pure mangosteen is something I want to try in this life.