Mango steen (Garcinia Mangostana) Exotic tropical fruit tree seedlings
Mangosteen, “The Queen of Fruits” is a fruit from Indonesia, which is grown only in Southeast Asia. The demand attributed to it in recent years has grown significantly, both in Europe and America, as it is one of the most appreciated and sought-after exotic fruits thanks to the medicinal properties it provides and its exquisite flavor. It is a fruit with a hard, spherical rind, which acquires a color between red and purple when it is at its optimum point of ripeness, becoming soft and easy in April. This fruit has a bittersweet taste, similar to a citrus.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOSTAN
It has a high antioxidant power, which causes it to eliminate free radicals, which cause cellular aging and cancer.
One quality to highlight is that 84 types of xanthones have been found in its composition (aloe contains 3 xanthones), which are biologically active molecules that fight viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites.
It contains high levels of potassium, a fundamental value for proper muscle and nervous system function.
It is considered antibacterial, antiviral, and sham. Increases defenses and contains vitamin B12, which improves the nervous system and liver metabolism.
It has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-tumor properties. Recommended for people with hypertension and helps to raise energy levels in the body.
The pulp and rind of this fruit is rich in hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that inhibits the creation of fat, prevents excess cholesterol in the blood, causes a greater feeling of satiety and can be used as treatments against obesity.
CURIOSITIES OF MANGOSTAN
It is said that Queen Victoria promised to make a knight whoever was able to bring her the precious fruit, although no one succeeded. That is why it is known as “The Queen of Fruits”.
It is a well-known fruit in Asian countries, which is used in oriental medicine. The peel itself is used for fever, wounds, muscle aches, etc.
In the regions of Thailand, trees take 12-20 years to bear fruit; while in Panama and Puerto Rico they have come to give them from the age of 6.
Mangosteen, due to its consistency and sweet taste, is suitable for children, young people, adults, athletes, pregnant women or nursing mothers and the elderly.