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The purple mangosteen Garcinia mangostana, colloquially known simply as a mangosteen. With a short growing season in Southeast Asia, it is famed for its bittersweet taste. Queen Victoria offeried a reward of 100 pounds sterling to anyone who could deliver to her the fresh fruit and is probably responsible for the designation of the mangosteen as the "Queen of Fruit"
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The purple mangosteen Garcinia mangostana, colloquially known simply as a mangosteen.  With a short growing season in Southeast Asia, it is famed for its bittersweet taste.  Queen Victoria offeried a reward of 100 pounds sterling to anyone who could deliver to her the fresh fruit and is probably responsible for the designation of the mangosteen as the "Queen of Fruit"