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Mangosteen Juice

Updated on October 31, 2016
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The Queen Of Fruits

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Mangosteen juice. Mangosteen, the queen of fruits.

Mangosteen is the queen of fruits. That brings us to ask ; which then is the king of fruits? And what would be their relationship? The answer is at the end of this article with the relevent link.

And another thing, mangosteen is not related to mango, for sure. The flesh does not contain a lot of juice. To add to the difficult task, the seeds are usually big and very bitter. As such, to extract mangosteen juice is a painstaking process. And this has become a very big business for the big boys, processing and packaging mangosteen juice on a commercial scale.

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, slightly smaller than the size of a tennis ball and is dark purplish in colour. Mangosteen is found mainly in South-east Asia. For we locals, there is no such thing as mangosteen juice. We simply eat the fruit fresh!! We are indeed a lucky lot.

The most important fact on mangosteen is that it contains ,especially in the rind or pericarp, a very powerful antioxidant called xanthone which fights infection, fungus, bacteria, osteoporosis, arthritis and even cancer.

The taste of mangosteen is very difficult to describe, as it has no comparison. So I shall leave it to your imagination! What I can say is that it is indescribably exotic! The flesh is pure white, exquisite! All the writings won't help you to know the taste and look of a mangosteen. You just have to look at one and also actually taste one. Well, over here you can't have the taste, but you can enjoy the videos.

How to open a mangosteen

A lot of tropical fruits have unusual shapes and strange textures from hairy to thorny. The first impression is, "how do I open it?" This in itself is a challenge. Even the term "open" is not correct. What about "peel?" Still the wrong term. Never mind. How do you open up a mangosteen? There are different ways. I shall not venture to describe in words. What better way than to present them in videos and in pictures. So, enjoy the videos.

One very peculiar feature of a mangosteen is that at the base of the fruit, a circular "flower" pattern tells you the number of cloves of the flesh inside the fruit. The numbers vary usually between 5 and 7. And be careful not to let the sap of the rind stain your dress; it will be a permanent impress!

A very artful display

Mangosteen orchard in Thailand

How to cut open a mangosteen

The standard way to open a mangosteen

Scientific studies of mangosteen

Me and my durian

Me and my coconut

Island paradise with exotic fruits

I am very fortunate to be born, bred and to retire on this peaceful, sunny tropical island paradise called Penang. On this island you will find many exotic fruits of the highest quality. The durians, the king of fruits, are of the best quality in the world. And on this island you will also get to enjoy the purest coconut water.

You can read all my three articles by clicking below:

Penang, the island paradise

Durian : The king of fruits

Coconut water : The liquid of life

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      Justin Choo 7 years ago from Malaysia

      Prasetio,

      Actually each type of fruit has its unique properties apart from the common vitamins. In fact I read somewhere the one fruit that can really cure cancer is soursoup. Apparently the big health corporation had a hand to stiffle the promotion and further research, for apparent self-interest on profit.

      By the way, how about activating your "contact" option. I would like to communicate with you as a friend.

      Thanks for reading and commenting

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love mangosteen. I heard there's a MLM product which is familiar in Malaysia using mangosteen, right. I believe this fruit give us many benefit, especially for our health. Thank you very much. ~prasetio

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      Justin Choo 7 years ago from Malaysia

      Shalini,

      "I'm guessing you're going to write about the durian next"

      Ha ha!!

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Hi Good Guy - One of my favourite fruits! I just love the taste, the flavour and the smell.

      I'm guessing you're going to write about the durian next - I'm sure it tastes great but I can't get past the smell to find out :)

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      Justin Choo 7 years ago from Malaysia

      nikipa,

      There is one fruit that I am sure you will never get to taste it, let alone eat it. The KING of fruits!!

      Reason: You will never get near it because you will never be able to stand the smell! For us it's sheer heavenly taste!!

      Please wait for my next post.

      Thanks for reading.

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      nikipa 7 years ago from Eastern Europe

      There are so many exotic fruits on this earth I have never tested and this hub proved it one more time. Thank you for sharing!

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