Mangosteen

The sweet mangosteen is one of the tastiest tropical fruits. Owning to its sharp taste, it is popular among local people and visitors. Its white juicy flesh is believed to revitalize and reduce the body temperature. Thus, it is called the "Queen of Fruits".

The tropical evergreen tree, mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), originally grows in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas. The tree can grow to the height of 7 to 25 meters. The rind (exocarp) of the edible fruit becomes deep reddish purple when it is ripe. Botanically an aril, with some peach flavor, the fragrant edible flesh tastes sweet and creamy, citrusy. There is a close relationship between mangosteen and other edible tropical fruits. For example, button mangosteen and lemondrop mangosteen.

There are antioxidants in mangosteen. Besides, Xanthone is also discovered by scientists in it. As a matter of fact, mangosteen has the whole family of Xanthones, which are natural plant chemical substances. As an exceptional substance for good health, Xanthones demonstrate a list of pharmaceutical properties. Even though mangosteen is not the only tropical fruits that contain Xanthones, it has the greatest amount of it. Alpha Mangostin and Gamma Mangostin are found by scientists, who hold that these two substances have amazing effects on cardiovascular health through researches. Probably, as the most powerful antioxidants in our world, they are natural antibiotics, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory.

Researches have discovered that this super fruit can:

  • Anti virus
  • Anti free radical
  • Support cardiovascular system
  • Anti bacteria
  • Rich in antioxidant
  • Fight skin problems
  • Anti inflammation
  • There are 3 major parts in mangosteen fruit: The Mangosteen Pericarp which is the rind or peel and has the highest level of xanthones; The pulp which is the fruit and is famous for being one of the tastiest fruits in the world; and The seeds which is found within the white pulp.

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