The Purple Mangosteen scientific name is Garcinia Mangostana from species Guttiferae. It is native to Eastern Asian. In Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, the fruit entitled “Queen of Fruits”. In French, they called Mangosteen as “Food for God”.
The fruit such as a softball size which externally diameter from 3 to 7cm. When Mangosteen was mature, you can taste 4 to 8 segments of snow-white, juicy, soft flesh fruit. Rind of Mangosteen thickness is 6 to 10 mm thickness which contained bitter yellow latex and staining juice on the rind. How to select best Mangosteen for eat? To select the best fruit to eat, choose those with the highest number of stigma lobes at the apex, as it had more of fleshy segments with fewest seeds.
Mangosteen has many valuable nutrients and you will receive essential nutrients for your body need. You should definitely include this fascinating fruit into your dietary habit because it worth the effort.
Mangosteen had process to several products such as:
i.) Mangosteen Juice which contained nutrients that help to improve microbiological balance support, immune system maintenance, joint flexibility, positive mental support, reduce the bad cholesterol level and increasing level of good antioxidants
ii.) Mangosteen supplements which normally provided in capsule form
iii.)Mangosteen Vitamin which produce in a liquid form
During fruits season in Malaysia, around May to July annually, especially in Penang state, there is a buffet of fruits in Malaysia such as Durian which called “King of Fruit”, Mangosteen, Rambutan, Sapodilla, Chempedak, star fruit and papaya and other fruits. In this fruits buffet, you can enjoy and fulfill stomach with healthy food only at a low cost budget.
The popularity of the mangosteen in its native range has resulted in it being planted as a dooryard or backyard tree or in small plantations and then harvested for local consumption. The few remaining wild trees in Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and other Asian countries are sought out and fruits are collected for the markets in towns of the region. The usual method is to climb the tree or use ladders to avoid letting the fruit hit the ground or be handled roughly during the harvest. The bright yellow and very astringent latex which occurs throughout the tree trunk, stems, leaves and developing fruit can enter the edible white portion of the ripe fruit with any undue pressure on the rind of the mangosteen during picking.