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Mangosteen

properties of mangosteen

Mangosteen


Unique for its appearance and flavor, mangosteen is often revered as "the queen" of tropical fruits, particularly in the South-East Asian regions.
This exotic, round, purple color fruit is quite popular for its snow-white, juicy, delicious arils all over the Asian countries, and in recent years by the European and American fruit lovers as well!
Botanically, it is the fruit belonging to the family of Clusiaceae, in the genus: Garcinia.
Scientific name: Garcinia mangostana.
Known as "Mangkhud" in Thai, Thailand is the largest producer and exporter of mangosteens.

Where does the Mangosteen grow?

Where does the Mangosteen grow?

It is commonly found in tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines as well as in some cultivated orchards in Sri Lanka, and India, where annual precipitation and relative humidity are favorable for its growth.

 When are Mangosteens available in the markets?

When are Mangosteens available in the markets?

Each tree bears several deep purple, round shaped fruits capped with light green calyx at the stem end.
Completely matured fruit measures about 3-7 cm in diameter.

Fresh purple fruits can be available in the markets from June until October.

flavor of the mangosteen

Its outer tough rind is about 7-12 mm thick which contains bitter yellow latex that stains clothes black.
Internally; the fruit features 4 to 10 juicy, snow-white, soft, fleshy, triangular segments as in oranges.
Each segment may carry 1-4 off-white colored seeds. Seeds are inedible and bitter in taste.
The flavor of the fruit can be described as sweet, mildy tangy, fragrant, and delicious.

mangosteen and nutritional benefit

What is the Mangosteen good for?

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Fight allergies
  • Protects cardiovascular health
  • Treats type II diabetes
  • Provides energy
  • It helps to lose weight
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