Mangosteen – Beautiful and Healthy

Mangosteen is a stunningly beautiful fruit. The curved caylex leaves and thick purple rind (or exocarp) hide the luscious smooth white segments of flesh (called arils) inside.

Mangosteen2Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree from the Guttiferae family that grows primarily in Thailand, parts of India, the Malay Peninsula, and the Philippines. The tree yields a sweet, edible dark purple fruit that is parthenogenesis, meaning it doesn’t require fertilization. Besides being eaten in its natural raw state, it’s also used in jellies, jams, fruit juices, and a wide variety of mangosteen nutritional supplements.

Besides being a healthy and delicious fruit, it is now being recognised as a super fruit. Studies are still underway in the United States to learn about the full potential of mangosteen. It is usually stated as being rich in nutrition with great antioxidant strength and which reduces risk of disease.

Mangosteen nutritional supplements are usually offered in the form of a beverage supplements, often combined with other superfood nutrition sources such as berries. Mangosteen is also an ingredient in Kyäni Sunrise

 Mangosteen and Xanthones

Xanthones are chemical compounds that are either produced synthetically or found in naturally grown fruits and vegetables. They are powerful antioxidants and are part of a family called phytonutrients. So far about 200 xanthones have been discovered. Around forty of these have been found in mangosteen. PubMed.gov documents much research on mangosteen and xanthones. Antioxidants are beneficial because they help your body neutralize free radicals, or toxins, that often build up in the body and cause health problems or disease. Such toxin build-up has been known to cause cancer, heart disease, and other harmful diseases.

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