Mangosteen Magic

Photo courtesy: Obsidian Soul — Wikimedia Commons

One of the luxuries of Tanzania was the variety of fruits seasonally available. I remember a mangosteen vendor, squatting on a corner with her big kipapu filled with the fresh aroma of the juicy fruit plucked from the tree.

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Photo courtesy: Vircabutar — Wikimedia Commons

In North America however, fruit is about what transports easily and lasts the longest. That’s why we have a minute selection available. Although I’ve spied these treasures once or twice in a specialty store here, they lack the freshness.

I’ll just have to head back to Dar some day to feast of these tangy delights.

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