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May 21, 2010 09:59 PM

C Market has fresh mangosteens

I purchased a bag of fresh mangosteens at C Market on Lincoln St yesterday (Thusday). At 9.99/lb, they weren't cheap, but they were lovely.

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  1. Thanks for the heads up.

    1. Was just at Kam Man Supermarket in Quincy and they had fresh mangosteens @ $8.99/lb and each bag average around 2lbs.

      I took a pass on it today.

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      1. re: Chocomom

        Lucky supermarket in Dorchester and Randolph also have them for the same price.

      2. have alw wanted to try these. would you plse. describe the flavor/texture/etc?

        1. there is also a woman selling fresh mangosteens (albeit at a higher price) at a sidewalk stand outside pho hoa on beach street in chinatown

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          1. re: galangatron

            Do a search to learn how to pick them. They're more expensive than sushi and you can throw away the whole batch if you pick them wrong.

            1. re: galangatron

              I bought two batches from her last year and they were excellent. Most places I've seen don't sell mangosteen loose. I've seen them come in netted packages, or wrapped in the little styrofoam trays. I avoid the wrapped in styrofoam because I usually can't spot if they're fresh.

              1. re: kobuta

                It's great if you can pick them individually, just like Toronto Chinatown.

                1. re: joebloe

                  Eh, I'm just glad to get any now in Boston.

                  1. re: kobuta

                    gosh, i spend so much time offering info on these threads, why can't anyon just take a few minutes to answer my honest question of what they taste like/ what makes them so wonderful?

                    1. re: opinionatedchef

                      I think they kind of taste like more citrus-y lychees with a touch of grape. They're nice.

                      1. re: opinionatedchef

                        I remember answering this question for someone before - so that information is in one of the threads if you search the board. To me, they taste like a combination of slightly tart with a peachy subtle sweetness - there's a fragrance to its flesh that, like a peach, infuses each bite, but not as strong as peach. The texture is very much like the flesh of a lychee.