Mangosteen fruit is a tropical evergreen fruit originally believed to be found in Sundas Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia, but it is also grown in tropical South American countries like Columbia. The edible part of the fruit turns into deep reddish purple color when ripe and is very juicy and flavorsome and also got high amounts of fibrous content. The fruit not only known for its great taste but also for the numerous medicinal properties and health benefits it got to its credit. Because of holding numerous benefits for the human eternity, the fruit is called “Queen of Fruits” in Asia.
Mangosteen fruit has got two important components: first is the beneficial antioxidants and second is the medicinal properties of xanthones. Xanthones are a unique biologically active compound. Active means they couple with other molecules and become very beneficial to the systems of the body, through ‘potent free radical scavenger activity’.There are 200 known xanthones and 24 are found in the pericarp (rind) of the mangosteen fruit. No other fruit or single food source has been found to have this quantity. Parts of the mangosteen tree, including the fruit and bark, have been used in folk medicine in Asian countries for many years.
Mangosteen Fruit can be acknowledged as the best gift provided to us by mother nature. It has got the beneficial qualities of almost every other food available on the earth. Talking about the nutritional value of this tasty fruit, per 100g of mangosteen fruit contains 1.8 grams of dietary fiber, 0.4 grams of protein, 0.6 grams of fat, 18 grams of Carbohydrates, 0.14 milligrams of Calcium, 0.003 grams of Iron and last but not the least 81 grams of Water.
Numerous health benefits mangosteen fruit holds has attracted the food and beverage making industries and this exotic fruit is used by various manufactures world-wide as an ingredient in various health supplements products. One of the leading manufactures of the mangosteen health supplements is Pure Fruit Technologies situated in American Fork, Utah. The juice is prepared at company state-of-the-art production unit after blending fresh puree of mangosteen and some North-American super fruits. This combination makes the resulting juice highly rich in xanthones and anti-oxidants and thus more desirable as compared to other mangosteen products. All the guidelines served by government related to production process known as GMP(Good Manufacturing Practices) are strictly followed. No artificial colors or preservatives are used in any step of the production process.