Mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana) is a unique pear-shaped, sweet, juicy and tangy tropical fruit that has a deep reddish-purple colored exocarp (rind) when ripe. It grows on an evergreen tree native to the islands of Southeast Asia.
Natives in these parts of the world also refer to mangosteen as “queen of fruits” or “fruit of the gods”. This fruit plays a major role in almost every aspect of the traditional medicine in these cultures. Notably, the rind of this fruit has been used for its medicinal value for generations.
The queen of fruits' have an amazing flavour. They are sweet and citrusy at the same time. The juicy flesh creates an explosion of flavours in the mouth. Some people liken eating mangosteen to sherbet.
The flavour is sometimes also compared to Mandarin and Pineapple.
Here are some of the most notable mangosteen benefits:
There are many health benefits to eating mangosteen. You can find a wealth of information from a simple internet search.