The world is filled to the brim with weird, flamboyant fruit. In fact, there are so many fruits that most people probably won’t even come close to trying half of them. The sheer amount of them is quite bewildering; how could mother nature even come up with these? Well, she did, and we decided to survey the most exotic fruits out there, starting with Asia, home of some of the most beloved, yet under-rated fruit on Earth.
Hanging from the branches of a huge tropical evergreen tree of the same name, the mangosteen, also known as the purple mangosteen, is often described as sweet, tangy, and juicy. It’s native to Southeast Asia, highly valued for its flavor and intricate texture. It is commonly referred to as the “Queen of Fruit”, frequently paired with the next item on the list: The durian fruit. While the durian is considered a “hot” fruit, the mangosteen is often considered a “cooling” fruit, the pairing of the two making for a perfect fruity topology.