Where to Buy it? When in season, mangosteen can be purchased at many Asian fruit markets/stores. In Canada it is fairly easy to find, especially in the West - just ask your local Chinese/Asian food grocer. In the US, mangosteen has only recently been made legal to sell, so it may still be a challenge to locate. However, it IS out there (I have a friend who recently found it in a New York Chinatown market). Otherwise, I suggest ordering from Import Foods - Fresh Mangosteen Delivered to Your Door.
Mangosteen Benefits: Mangosteen fruit is becoming known for its antioxidants and mico-nutrients. I try to eat the fruit whenever possible, and also take 2 Tbsp. Mangosteen juice daily with my evening meal for its wonderful antioxidants as well as its calming effect on my nervous system. Also, when I eat mangosteen or take the juice, I notice I no longer crave sweets like I used to. For more on the health benefits of mangosteen, see: Mangosteen Research.
For Instructions on How to Prepare Mangosteen Fruit, continue on to the next step.