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Mangosteen

Mangosteen

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, which ranges from 2 to 3 inches in diameter; it is rougly the size of a tennis ball. Mangosteen has a round dark purple rind and a cap like stem, with cloves of soft white flesh in the center. A ripe mangosteen has a mild sweet and tart taste. Mangosteen has been used as a medicine in many Southeast Asia countries since centuries ago due to its exceptional anti-inflammatory properties; and it is greatly appreciated by many western societies nowadays. Due to its various benefits to human’s health, it is also called the “Queen of Fruits”.

Nutritional Facts

In the past, the rind of mangosteen has been used to made tea for curing different body infections; such as dyscentery, diarrhea, bladder and urinary tract infection, eczema and skin rashes. It is now found to contain a compound called xanthones, which is a compound that contains a collective of nutrients; including alpha-mangostin, beta-mangostin, garcinone B, and garcinone E. Xanthones are scientifically proven to help in reducing the risk of cancer and body inflammation; and it also has antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic effect.

Reference

Ashton, M. ( 2011, March 15) Facts About Mangosteen Juice. Retrieved from http://www.livestrong.com/article/403094-facts-about-mangosteen-juice/