Lose Weight With Mangosteen


Mangosteen is an Asian tropical fruit, native to the people of Malaysia and Indonesia. It is popularly known as one of Asia’s finest fruit, and springs from an evergreen tree. Mangosteen is a medicinal fruit, with cooling and healing properties. It is a tropical fruit popularly grown in areas like Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Areas of south East Asia, with hot, humid weather conditions.

Mangosteen is a 2 to 3 inches sized dark purple colored fruit, the same size as an apple or peach, and do not have anything in common with mangos. This tropical fruit taste sweet and tart, but internationally, can only be found in areas like Canada, and Hawaii. Mangosteens are not allowed into the United States of America, because the government believes that this fruit will attract insects to the country.

Mangosteen is very tasty and nutritious. You don’t have to peel it, as you do with oranges. The body of a mangosteen is called a rind. The rind is hard, and is an inch thick. In the middle of the fruit is a soft white tasty opaque looking fruit, which looks like a ball of garlic. All you have to do when trying to eat a mangosteen fruit is to break the fruit in half with your piercing firm fingers, deep into the center of the fruit. Open the fruit in two halves and dive in. enjoy the great taste of nature’s tropical fruit.

Different people eat Mangosteen for different reasons. While some eat it the same way they eat any other fruit, others eat it for medicinal reasons. The rind of a Mangosteen fruit is used to treat ailments like diarrhea, gonorrhea, bladder infections, skin rash and more. This rind has been researched to have substances like alpha mangostin, garcinone E, beta mangostin, and garcinone B. Mangosteen was also researched to contain substances that have anti- cancer effects, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti- inflammatory and antifungal properties.

Many companies now produce and sell healthy beverages that are made from mangosteen. In fact, the xanthone contents in this tropical fruit have made “Mangosteen beverage making companies” one of the fastest growing health beverage companies or industry in the country.

Another great medicinal property in a mangosteen fruit is the Tannins property, which contains antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. These medicinal properties are used to treat health conditions like diarrhea, skin rashes, bowel conditions etc.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

You ve done so well with this. A well written piece and very informative. Great work. Lots of love

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lawretta 5 years ago from England Author

thanks bro!

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