Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen) known as the queen of fruits in South East Asia. They are seasonal fruits like the rambutans, durians and mangoes. Mangosteen is about the size of a tangerine, it has a brownish-purple skin that can stain your clothes if you're not careful when opening them. The inside of the mangosteen consists of wedged segments, usually varies from 6 to 7. Each segments containing oval seeds, although sometimes they can be seedless (for the small wedge). The exquisite soft juicy white flesh has an aromatic, sweet yet slightly acidic flavor. This fruit should be eaten as soon as it has been opened. I've been eating a lot of 'manggis' when I took this shot as the fruit easily get stained. In Jakarta a kilogram (2 lbs) of mangosteens costs only about a dollar (USD) and that is about 7 or 8 pieces of mangosteen.Every day, more people are learning about mangosteen. Surprisingly, few people have had the opportunity to discover the mangosteen. For those who haven't yet, it is important to discover this amazing fruit. New research studies on mangosteen fruit and juice suggest that it is helpful in preventing and stopping diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic diseases.
On EXPLORE Jan 15, 2009 #428.
Meet the Queen of Fruit! Discover the Secret of Mangosteen Juice. It is an evergreen that will only grow where there is high humidity and a large amount of rainfall. The fruit has a reddish purple shell that opens easily. The fruit itself resembles the size and appearance of a white tangerine. It also contains many beneficial compounds, including the famous Xanthones and Phytonutients.
What are Xanthones? What is antioxidant Xanthones? A powerful antioxidant, xanthones are a family of vigorous phytonutrients. Research supports the role of xanthones in minor muscle pain, immune system support, joint flexibility and intestinal health. Studies show the mangosteen is nature's greatest supply of xanthones, the highest concentration of which resides in the fruit's pericarp, which includes the rind and the pulp.
What are Mangosteen Xanthones? What sets the mangosteen apart from other antioxidant-containing fruit is the unique antioxidant content of its pericarp or rind, which is the most nutrient dense portion of the fruit and contains nature's most concentrated source of xanthones and a large concentration of flavonoids, vigorous phytonutrients. Xanthones are compounds found in the mangosteen fruit that are rich in antioxidants.
Xanthones Among the powerful phytonutrients found in the rind of the mangosteen, xanthones stand alone in their impressive benefits. Scientific studies suggest xanthones may promote healthy bodily function. The whole mangosteen fruit, packed with naturally occurring xanthones, may help: maintain intestinal health strengthen the immune system neutralize free radicals support cartilage and joint function promote a healthy seasonal respiratory system.
Researchers have identified dozens of biologically active xanthones in the mangosteen fruit. THERE IS MORE GOOD NEWS to share with you regarding the study of the phenomenal phytonutrients called xanthones found in the mangosteen fruit. Xanthones possess potent properties that may help: maintain intestinal health support the immune system neutralize free radicals support cartilage and joint function promote a healthy seasonal respiratory system.
While you've probably heard of vitamin C, xanthones are slightly less well known. Xanthones possess documented biological activity that has drawn the interest of the medical community for several decades. Phytonutrients found in the mangosteen include: Xanthones Catechins Proanthocyanidins. The strongest and most researched phytonutrients of the mangosteen are its xanthones.
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