Our name was chosen to reflect something that is small and natural, that has origins in the developing world,
and which is truly amongst the finest of its kind on Earth, but yet, in our experience, is not well known to those in the developed world.
The mangosteen is a fruit which hails from south-east Asia, is
frequently referred to as the 'Queen of Fruits', and quite simply
possesses a fantastic flavour. Although rather sensitive to changes in temperature, and so not really suited to the long distance export-import business, fresh mangosteens can be found at markets throughout the developed world. So, if you happen to see one, or are lucky enough to be given one, we recommend you take the opportunity to prise open the hull with your fingertips and sample the
fabulous little white segments for yourself.
The hull too has its uses, and even scientific applications - having been employed in indigenous Thai medicine for years,
it's recently been the subject of several scientific studies.