One of the aunties at Edda’s school who participated in the durian feast surprised me with a gift of mangosteens. The red part is the peel and you eat the white wedges. I like mangosteens, they are sweet and citrus-y.
Durian is referred to as the “king of fruits” and mangosteens are the “queen of fruits”. You are suppose to eat them together because durians are heat-y and mangosteens are cooling and thus cancel each other out. Kind of like when you counter the bag of Doritos with a diet Coke. It’s like you ate nothing at all!
Scientific name: Lantana