In Asia, this fruit
so popular that he was even awarded the royal status. But in European countries was widespread mangosteen juice.
Mangosteen - plant of the family clusiaceae. Hailing from the mangosteen in the South-East Asia, where it is widespread to this day. In addition, this fruit is successfully grown in Africa, South and Central America. The largest of its producers are Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Honduras and the Philippines.
The fruit of the mangosteen have rather exotic appearance and taste. Round, diameter fruits reach 3, 5-7, 5 cm, and the top covered with smooth and thick (6-10 mm) skin whose color ranges from dark purple to red-purple. Under the skin is snow white juicy pulp, consisting of several lobes. In each lobe contains a certain amount of seeds ovoid shape, measuring about 2, 5 cm in length and 1 and 5 centimeters wide. The taste is sweet, fragrant flesh, sour, and you can compare it with strawberry, peach and grape.
The use of mangosteen in cooking
Due to its beneficial properties, the mangosteen is widely used in cooking. The special distribution received fruit pulp and juice of the mangosteen. In the opinion of the mangosteen is well suited to fruit and spicy salad, milk shakes, sauces, curry, souffle, as well as fish and seafood.
In South-East Asia in the food consumed also seeds of the mangosteen that are fried or boiled.
The composition and caloric content of mangosteen
100g mangosteen contained 80 grams of water 8, 15, 9 g of carbohydrate, 1, 4 g fat, 0, 6 g protein, 0, 6 g fat, 0, 5 g of ashes; vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (PP), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9), choline (B4), ascorbic acid (C), tocopherol (E); trace elements fluorine, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, iron; macronutrients chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium.
Mangosteen is 72 kcal per 100 g of product.
The beneficial properties of the mangosteen
In Asia, the mangosteen is widely used in folk medicine. Pre-dried and pulverized peel is used as binding agent, as well as for the treatment of fever and dysentery. Peel make a paste, which is used to treat eczema and other skin diseases. A decoction of the leaves and bark of the plant is used to treat diarrhea, urological diseases, dysentery and as an antipyretic. Thus, mangosteen Review helps in the treatment of many diseases.
For some time in the US the broad popular mangosteen juice. According to independent research into the crust fruit contains about 40 xanthones - substances with strong antioxidant activity. Thanks to them, the juice has anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory effects, acts as an antibiotic and is useful for the cardiovascular system. Effective mangosteen juice also at elevated pressure, kidney stones, arthritis, cataracts, glaucoma, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis. Drink it in order to prevent from cancer. The juice has the ability to remove fatigue and reduce appetite. It helps burn fat and is useful for depression, ulcers, diarrhea, allergies, neuralgia. It strengthens the immune system and slows the aging process.