Ethnic Seeds

Join Emilee Gettle and her family as they journey through Thailand in search of heirloom seeds.

MANGOSTEEN - Mangosteen juice has been peddled far and wide because this fruit is widely known for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties which are strangely enough housed in the dark purple, woody peel instead of the flesh of the fruit. While at the Or Tor Kor market in Bangkok, we found the storied "Queen of Fruits" for only a few Baht per kilo. Back at our room, we dug into the delicious goodness of the buttery mild delicacy. Mangosteens are said to have come from the Islands of Indonesia originally. There is legend that Queen Victoria offered a generous
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