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Mangosteen Tells No Lies

On my previous trip to Penang (read my trip snippits here), I gave in to my durian cravings. And it is during this time at the New World Park that I learnt an amazing fact. Apparently the fruit mangosteen tells no lies. Certainly the fruit does not speak so how does it speak no lie?

If you look at the mangosteen, then you will see at the bottom a set of raised ridges or bumps that looks like a wheel like arrangement. 
These ridges apparently corresponds with the numbers of pulps or correctly known as arils inside the mangosteen! I seriously thought that this was a joke told to us by the tour guide. As it turned out, after numerous fruits that we opened and a bit of googling online, it is indeed a fact that the mangosteen tells no lies:D 
And since we're on the truthful fruit mangosteen, I might as well mention that this fruit is a very nutritious fruit. Needless to say, it is yummy too. This fruit is proven to be rich in antioxidants and vitamins, so its certainly no harm eating them when they are in season. Lucky us in Malaysia, we pretty much have them almost all year long and we do not have to resort to canned ones:D
Not sure how true it is, but many believe that the mangosteen is also cooling. That pretty much explains why certain fruit stalls offer complimentary mangosteens when you purchase or eat durians at their place.
The stall outside New World Park in Swatow Lane, Penang is a rather good spot to visit for Penang hawker food offerings. Our recent trip has been too short to cover the food here, but we at least had our durian fix within the city without going all the way to Balik Pulau.
There were a few grades and we had quite a bit of the day's selections.
Rather difficult to resist such gorgeous yellow and creamy fruit:D
And of course helped ourselves to the mangosteens available to cool down:D But seriously, mangosteen does clean your palates to an extend after consuming durians though I must say, the durian scent pretty much lingered in our mouth:P

Much thanx to the folks at MAS and PayPal for this trip to Penang.

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Ketika melawat Pulau Pinang beberapa minggu yang lalu (boleh baca ringkasan lawatan saya di sini) kita telah singgah di New world Park untuk makan durian. Disebabkan kami hanya ada 6 jam di Pulau Pinang, memanglah tidak berbaloi kalau kita menghabiskan masa untuk makan durian di Balik Pulau.

Di New World Park, saya buat kali pertama mendengar "buah manggis tidak menipu". Eh... bagaimana buah manggis tidak menipu padahalnya ia tidak boleh bercakap?

Lihatlah buah manggis dan awak akan nampak di bawah buah adalah satu bentuk yang menyerupai roda. Jika anda mengiranya lalu membuka buah manggis, dengan pasti sekali ulasan dalam manggis adalah sama kuantiti dengan "roda" di bawa buah manggis. Awalnya, saya ingat ianya satu gurau atau kebetulan. Namun selepas membuka beberapa biji manggis, memang betullah yang dikatakan itu. Bila saya mencari dalam google, memang benar juga kata Wikipedia.

Buah manggis memang sedap dan berkhasiat. Kita yang duduk di malasia sungguh bertuah kerana boleh makan buah ini hampir sepanjang tahun. Manggis mengandungi banyak anti oksidan dan vitamin.

Tidak pasti sama ada buah manggis dapat menyejukkan badan kita atau tidak. Tetapi memang satu kebiasaan melihat gerai yang menjual durian juga turut menjual manggis. Dan sesetengah gerai juga menawarkan manggis percuma kepada pelanggan mereka seperti gerai durian yang kita singgah di New World Park yang terletak di Swatow Lane.

Enak sekali duriannya dan paling menarik ialah saya telah belajar fakta baru tentang buah manggis. Terima kasih kepada pihak MAS dan PayPal yang menganjurkan lawatan ke Pulau Pinang.


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