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Mangosteen Juice | Juice Health Benefits & Recipes

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The Exquisite Mangosteen Juice

discover its benefits

Mangosteen

The purple mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. Its history involves a very slow process of discovery; in fact, not a lot of people outside the tropical world knew about this exotic fruit, until it became known worldwide because of its health benefits.  Its plant has a really slow developing process and bears fruit once a year. Until the word about this exotic and enticing fruit health benefits started to spread around, most of the people in non-tropical countries have never tasted the fresh mangosteen because it is rare for mangosteens to be out in the market.  That is because this fruit is extremely picky when it comes to climate; it survives strictly in tropical places only, even the slightest temperature drop is fatal for the fruit.

Mangosteen is a round fruit, just a little bit smaller than an orange. It has a crown-like structure at a head from which the stem emerges. Though it has a smooth, attractive purple rind due to the presence of flavonoids, its endocarp or flesh is clear and white. It is a juicy fruit with an exceptional sweet, slightly acidic flavor mixed with a bit of sour tinge. People who tasted this fruit describe the taste with one word – exquisite.

Due to its fragile rind and easily perishable flesh, mangosteen cannot fulfill the export requirements, so it is only available fresh in local tropical areas. People outside the tropical world eventually found a way to experience the fruit – through its bottled concentrate. Still, you can not compare the experience of tasting natural, fresh fruit to tasting only its juice concentrate.

Mangosteen Juice

The good news is that even if you can not taste the real fresh fruit you can still get all the fruits nutrients in its bottled concentrate.  Not only does this juice possess an exquisitely luscious flavor and taste, its benefits are also immense.

Mangosteen juice or the bottled concentrate is presented as a miracle cure for a lot of disorders and diseases because of the presence of significant amount of antioxidants. It has been used centuries ago as a remedy for different illnesses by Thais, Malaysians, and Filipinos, where the fruit originated.

Mangosteen Health Benefits

Mangosteen has proven its medicinal value many centuries ago in its native counties. Here are some facts about mangosteen’s health benefits.

This fruit has claimed to fight and prevent certain diseases such as arthritis, dysentery, diarrhea, eczema, menstrual problems, thrush, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and even cancer. It could also treat gonorrhea, a type of sexually transmitted infection in both sexes which is characterized by penile and vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, and burning urination.

It is also perfect for individuals who are concerned about their weight. Mangosteen is low in calories and contains no cholesterol but is rich in dietary fibers. Its vitamin C content gives us protection and strengthens our immunity.

Good news for expecting moms, there’s a new addition to your healthy balanced diet – mangosteen. It contains folate, thiamin, pantothenic acid, niacin and vitamin B-complex nutrients.  Although mangosteen fruit is a little bit more expensive than other fruits, its additional price is worth it.

Kate Moss revealed her secret to youthful beauty - Mangosteen

Mangosteen recently claimed its proud title as a superfood and has proven it to be an effective anti-aging regime. Even Hollywood celebrity Kate Moss announced to the world that her secret to her youthful beauty lies in mangosteen. The fruit is good for your skin, has many anti-aging substances that rejuvenate you and remove the signs of aging on your skin.

There are plenty of minerals found in mangosteen – it has high levels of potassium, manganese, calcium and magnesium that are all good for our body. Its potassium levels help strengthen the heart and help prevents stroke and heart attack.

Recent studies showed that one of the nutrients – xanthone, that can be found in mangosteen’s rind is much more than just a great antioxidant and a powerful phytonutrient. It actually focuses on cardiovascular activity, strengthening it and blocking the possible developing diseases. Mangosteen also contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. On top of all that it also improves our memory making us capable of learning more things.

 

  Mangosteen Nutritional Value

(per 100 g of fresh mangosteens)

 63 Calories

Protein:  0.50 g

Total Fat:  0.4 g

Carbohydrates:  15.6 g

Dietary Fiber:  5.10 g

Folates:  31 mcg

Niacin:  0.286 mg

Pantothenic Acid:  0.032 mg

Pyridoxine:  0.041 mg

Riboflavin:  0.054 mg

Thiamin:  0.054 mg

Vitamin A:  35 IU

Vitamin C:  7.2 mg

Sodium:  7 mg

Potassium:  48 mg

Calcium:  5.49 mg

Iron:  0.17 mg

Magnesium:  13.9 mg

Phosphorus:  9.21 mg

Zinc:  0.12 mg

Carotene-β:  16 mcg

Cryptoxanthin-β:  9 mcg

Exquisitely Exotic Juice Recipe

(Mangosteen and Rambutan)

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg small mangosteens (peeled)
  • 11 pieces of rambutans (peeled)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, mix the mangosteens, rambutans, cold water, and white sugar together; blend until frothy and smooth.
  2. Pour into tall glass and chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours
  3. Drop some ice cubes to attain an ice-cold taste just before serving
  4. Enjoy!

 

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