Mangosteens

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Mangosteens

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi everybody! In the following link, you can see six white pieces inside a peeled mangosteen. Do you call them "six pieces of mangosteen"? Or do you have another terms?

http://www.doctoroz.com/article/5-superfoods-eat-now

Your answers would be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Mangosteens

Post by trolley » Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:56 pm

I am not too familiar with mangosteens but when talking about those natural divisions in citrus fruits (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit ) you call them "segments".
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:47 pm

There are also a couple of botanical terms for the segments of fruits like oranges (I doubt you'll ever hear them used in general conversation): carpels and juice vesicles.
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Re: Mangosteens

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:16 am

trolley and Erik: Thank you guys very very much.
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