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Mangosteen Fruit: What Is It And Where Can I Find It?

Oct 16, 2007
he Mangosteen trees are a tall, pyramid-shaped tree that originated from South East Asia. The Mangosteen trees are grown in Asia, Africa, India and some areas in Central and South America. The trees are very sensitive to cold weather and anything below 45 degrees Fahrenheit will kill these trees.

The Mangosteen trees are very difficult to grow because these trees like lots of humidity and rain, but do not like the soil to be too wet. The trees do not like higher elevations, salt air, cold weather, and sandy or silt soil. They do like to grow in Asia and Africa, below 200 degrees latitude, then rain forest conditions, the way from the coast and in rich loamy soil.

The Mangosteen tree starts to produce when they are about ten years old. The Mangosteen fruit are small (1-3 inches) and purple. The top of the fruit has a small Rosette-shaped blossom remnant with 4 to 8 the triangular segments.

The Mangosteen fruits have two parts to them; a white center fruit and a purple outer hull. The White center part of the fruit is divided into different segments. There's one segment for each triangle in the blossom remnant. The white part of the fruit it is well known for its flavor and some people feel that this fruit is one of the most delicious fruits in the world.

The outer part of the Mangosteen fruit this thick and purple. It does contain bitter latex and the purple juice itself it is a permanent dye. The Mangosteen fruit has over 40 different xanthones and the outer rind it is one of the richest sources of sxanthones in the world.

Where Can I Buy The Mangosteen Fruit?

You can purchase them Mangosteen fruit wherever it is grown. It can be a challenge to purchase the Mangosteen fruit locally because the food itself it is very picky about its shipping conditions.

Probably the best way to enjoy the benefits of the Mangosteen fruit is to drink it as a juice. Drinking the mangosteen juice maybe even healthier then eating the whole fruit by itself because the juice is made from the whole fruit.

Try going to your local health food store and ask them if they carry Mangosteen juice. Another way to purchase some Mangosteen fruit juice it is to look for some independent distributors. Go online and do search for Mangosteen juice and you will find lots of local distributors within your area.
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Kerry Ng is a successful Webmaster and publisher of The Mangosteen Blog. Click here for more great helpful information about the Mangosteen: http://www.themangosteenblog.com/drink-mangosteen
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