family of 5 moves from arizona to belo horizonte brasil, and lives to tell about it
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The local sacolão (fruit/vegetable store) has been having some smoking deals on produce lately. I don't know if all the months of paying through the nose for tomatoes has finally caught up with everyone, but it's nice to see some real "sales" in Brazil. One of the specials has been on mangosteen, and today I finally decided to buy one for R$1.50 (USD $0.66). I first heard about mangosteen back at the Tempe YMCA, where there was a big poster for mangosteen juice right in front of the Stair Masters. I guess Mangosteen juice has antioxidants and is supposed to be good for you. But the main thing is that it's DELICIOUS! Very sweet, very yummy flavor. You have to kind of crack it open, and there are about 8 segments inside, some with a large pit that you can't eat. I'm not going to start trading mangoes for mangosteens (mangosteenes?), but definitely a fruit that I'm glad I've experienced.