Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.) – The Mangosteen is simply called the Queen of the fruit and you will know why when you taste it. We have sampled the Mangosteen’s subtle sweet flavors worldwide especially in the tropical countries of SE Asia where when in season it is as common as oranges and bananas are in the West. Unfortunately it is still little known in the West despite the incredible marketing of the Mangosteen juice. It is not allowed for import into the USA and many sources say that they are “currently working on a solution to import this fruit into the mainland USA”.
As the weeks become months, and the months become years we are still without a solution for importing mass Mangosteens to the general public. This is sad as once people try this delicious fruit the demand will only increase. For more information & Mangosteen photos please visit: www.mangosteen.com and or view our general fruit photos here.
Feb 8th, 2008 They are HERE!!! Finally, after YEARS of waiting, this incredible fruit has arrived legally on the shores of mainland USA. They have been spotted in select markets, mostly in Los Angeles and New York but in other areas of the USA as well. And in the years since they have been legalized for import into the United States – they are now available quite commonly at Asian markets. While the price is still high – it is truly wonderful to finally have easy access to this fruit.