An evergreen tree that has leathery leaves, mangosteen is a round, purplish fruit that is smaller than a tennis ball. The juicy pulp fruit has about has around four to eight segments. The taste of mangosteen is a cross combination between strawberry and peach, lychee and grapes or strawberry and pear.
Although the bitter rind is inedible, it is found that the juice from the thick and rough rind contain xanthones . Xanthones are biologically active, natural chemical substances that have potent antioxidants that can fight inflammation, bacteria, fungus infection, allergies and even cancer. The greatest discovery nowadays is that xanthones can inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
Mangosteen juice is used by many medical practitioners as the first line of therapy for many health conditions. It is claimed that its antioxidant s are the keys to treating diseases in the future. Mangosteen juice, however, should not be taken as medication but as food supplement to enhance and strengthen the body’s immune system.
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