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RAV TUX
September 22nd, 2007, 08:08 PM
Which do you prefer out of the two: Mangosteen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangosteen)or Rambutan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambutan)?

I like Mangosteen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangosteen) the best.

(Why am I comparing the two? why not apples and oranges? simply because I bought both of these freeze dried at Trader Joe's (http://www.traderjoes.com/) and was discussing which one I liked the best.)

starcraft.man
September 22nd, 2007, 08:19 PM
Uh, wow... never heard or tried either. Maybe I should... dunno if they sell em around here.

Kingsley
September 22nd, 2007, 08:29 PM
I like turtles.

RAV TUX
September 22nd, 2007, 08:32 PM
Uh, wow... never heard or tried either. Maybe I should... dunno if they sell em around here.
If you live near Vancouver, British Columbia you can probably find them at the ChinaTown markets.

starcraft.man
September 22nd, 2007, 08:43 PM
If you live near Vancouver, British Columbia you can probably find them at the ChinaTown markets.

LOL! I live in the other end of Canada, Quebec. We do have a China Town, I guess I could have a look for it if I'm around there.

Lucifiel
September 22nd, 2007, 08:44 PM
Ooh... I love both very much. :D

Rambutans... mmm...

Mangosteen... mmmm....

Now look what you've done! You've just made me absolutely hungry. :D

RAV TUX
September 22nd, 2007, 08:58 PM
Ooh... I love both very much. :D

Rambutans... mmm...

Mangosteen... mmmm....

Now look what you've done! You've just made me absolutely hungry. :D
I enjoy them both but I have only tried them freeze dried I would like to try them fresh.

RAV TUX
September 22nd, 2007, 08:59 PM
LOL! I live in the other end of Canada, Quebec. We do have a China Town, I guess I could have a look for it if I'm around there.Also if you have a Thai or maybe even a Korean food market they might have them to. I bought them freeze dried at Trader Joe's here in the US(East Coast)

Lux Perpetua
September 22nd, 2007, 09:03 PM
Which do you prefer out of the two: Mangosteen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangosteen)or Rambutan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambutan)?

I like Mangosteen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangosteen) the best.

(Why am I comparing the two? why not apples and oranges? simply because I bought both of these freeze dried at Trader Joe's (http://www.traderjoes.com/) and was discussing which one I liked the best.)Definitely mangosteen...provided I can find my way around the enormous seeds. :-P I don't think my local Trader Joe's has mangosteen, unfortunately.

The real question is: mangosteen, sharifa, or durian?

RAV TUX
September 22nd, 2007, 09:05 PM
Definitely mangosteen...provided I can find my way around the enormous seeds. :-P I don't think my local Trader Joe's has mangosteen, unfortunately.



as far as I know Trader Joe's only sales freeze dried mangosteen, which includes the seeds and are completely yummy. ;)

machoo02
September 22nd, 2007, 09:58 PM
Last time I was at Trader Joes (in Michigan) about 3 weeks ago they had freeze-dried rambutan...and they were pretty good!

RAV TUX
September 23rd, 2007, 06:01 PM
Last time I was at Trader Joes (in Michigan) about 3 weeks ago they had freeze-dried rambutan...and they were pretty good!

Next time look for Mangosteen, they are even better.

sanderella
September 23rd, 2007, 06:32 PM
We can get fresh rambutans here in the UK at Waitrose. Never tried mangosteen, must look out for it.:KS

regomodo
September 23rd, 2007, 07:15 PM
mmm. Rambutan any time

RAV TUX
September 23rd, 2007, 07:18 PM
We can get fresh rambutans here in the UK at Waitrose. Never tried mangosteen, must look out for it.:KS

Fresh Rambutans, I'm jealous. I really have to go to the Korean Food market here to see what they have.

wersdaluv
September 24th, 2007, 01:05 AM
I think, we have a lot of 'em here. Unfortunately, I don't eat them. hehe

Scott19
April 13th, 2009, 12:49 PM
When it comes to tastes, I love both.. Hmmmm! :KS

But when it comes to health benefits, Mangosteen (http://www.mangosteenfactsonline.com/) is my choice...

Because the rind of mangosteen contains various compounds, it is considered to be an antioxidant. In laboratory studies, mangosteen contains xanthones, which when studied in test tubes have anti-cancer effects. Other health benefits may include anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties in test tube studies. However, there is no proof that these xanthones have the same effect when taken orally as when tested in a laboratory setting.

The potential side effects of mangosteen include the possibility that it may interfere with normal blood-clotting. Itís also possible that higher does of xanthones may cause sedation, especially when combined with other herbs or medication.

Because mangosteens have not been allowed to be imported legally into North America, except for Canada and Hawaii, the sale of mangosteen in the U.S. is restricted to juices which contain the fruitís extract. The ban was due to the possibility of fruit fly infiltration. However, as of 2007, the United States Food and Drug Administration lifted the ban to allow imports of irradiated mangosteens.

When choosing a mangosteen, look for those that are dark purple or reddish purple, but not blue or black in color. Once purchased, store mangosteens at room temperature and eat within a few days. Do not freeze the fruit.

overdrank
April 13th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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