Monday, October 6, 2008

FOCO Taste Test: Mangosteen Juice

We love experimenting with new juices. FOCOs are some of our favorites. Sometimes their juices have chunks, but sometimes they are really good. You can check out a previous FOCO taste test here.

The mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas. The tree grows from 7 to 25 m (20-80 ft) tall. The rind (exocarp) of the edible fruit is deep reddish purple when ripe. Botanically an aril, the fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture. Mangosteen is closely related to other edible tropical fruits such as button mangosteen and lemondrop mangosteen. Botanically, it bears no relation to the mango (Wikipedia).

We thought the juice was really tasty. We're huge mangosteen fans now. Mellow fruity flavor, peachy bouquet, and no chunks. We love our FOCOs, but we don't love the chunks.

We want to plant a mangosteen tree in our backyard.

1 comment:

Ann said...

What's best about this post are the links for words like "ripe" and "citrusy." Thanks guys. I'm glad to see you've perfected the art of hyperlinking. I love it. And I miss the juices.