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What on earth is this fruit?

Miss Needle Apr 4, 2007 12:02 PM

Can anybody tell me what this fruit is? We had its juice in Bangkok. I think it's a kind of coconut as it tastes very similar to coconut water. It reminds me of the coco de mer, a fruit I've only seen in Seychelles. DH thought it was a giant mangosteen. Can anybody shed some light on this issue?

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    marlie202 Apr 4, 2007 12:05 PM

    It looks like a coconut to me-they do come in different sizes and colors.

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      yting Apr 4, 2007 12:20 PM

      It looks like huge mangosteens to me. I grew up with them. The real test is, what did it look like when it was opened? If it had white opaque sections (formed like an orange ) then it's mangosteen (but pneumatic!)

      1. OCEllen Apr 4, 2007 12:49 PM

        It is some sort of palm fruit.

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