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Have You Ever Tried Mangosteen?

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  • Known in Asia as the “queen of fruits,” mangosteens are relatively unknown in the U.S., but they’re a staple in tropical regions of the world such as Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia
  • Resembling a large plum, but with white, sectioned fruit inside like an orange, mangosteens are unique; sweet and juicy, the taste is described as a combination of strawberry, peach and vanilla ice cream
  • Xanthones in mangosteen have been found in clinical trials to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as being antiviral and antitumor, studies reveal
  • Traditional uses for dried or extracted mangosteen include treating skin infections, acne, wounds, chronic diarrhea, cystitis, gonorrhea, thrush and urinary disorders
  • One of the most important functions scientists have discovered about xanthones is their chemopreventive capabilities, which researchers have clinically tested on a number of different cancer types with great success

By Dr. Mercola

It seems the American public is becoming more aware of the health advantages of eating plenty of plant-based foods and so is discovering more types of fruit than the typical bananas, apples and berries people usually choose when they're shopping for food. One that's been gaining an upsurge in interest in recent years is the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), known in Asia as the "queen of fruits."


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