Tropical Mangosteen - The Medicinal Fruit
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The Mangosteen is well known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and many others.
The purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), known simply as mangosteen, is a tropical evergreen tree. The fruit of the mangosteen is sweet and tangy, juicy, and somewhat fibrous, with an inedible, deep reddish-purple colored rind when ripe.
Mangosteen is native to South East Asia and is known as the Queen of Tropical Fruits.
The mangosteen fruit is round with a crown and stem attached. It ranges from 4 cm to 8 cm in diameter and weighs between 50 grams and 150 grams. The thick, leathery skin is deep purple when ripe and the flesh is pearly white and divided into five to seven segments. The fruit is harvested ripe, ready to eat.
June 9th, 2012
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