Giant mangosteen!

ed-smith-giant-mango.jpgReader Ed Smith (left) sent in this photo of a giant mangosteen, as found in Sumatra, Indonesia. Sumatra is known for giant things, like the rat that tried to eat Sherlock Holmes. But this takes the fruit-flavored cake. The more I look at this photo, the more I begin to suspect that it is not, in fact, a real piece of fruit but a model of some sort.

Interesting fact about the mangosteen: it is one of a number of fruits known as “superfruits” for their antioxidant properties. And like the pomegranite, you can eat its seeds. That totally kicks.


August 11, 2007. Food.

One Comment

  1. Alan replied:

    I’m not eating it because they touched it.

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