Mangosteen – the royal fruit

Ah, she’s the “Queen of all fruits,” favored as a dessert or used to make sweet jams. Queen Victoria claimed it as her favorite, and Carolus Linnaeus, MD, a Swedish naturalist once said, “It is very wholesome, refreshing and more cordial than the strawberry.”1

We’re talking about the Mangosteen fruit, the namesake for Mangosteen Superfruit juice by PURE. This mandarin-sized, purple-skinned fruit has a thick velvety stalk and thick, waxy skin. The inside consists of white fleshy sections, similar in appearance to garlic pods. These sections melt in your mouth and have a fragrant flavor.

Native to Southeast Asia, the mangosteen was traditionally used as an herbal remedy for its ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response. In fact, a tea made from the mangosteen fruit is used in the Caribbean as a tonic for fatigue and low energy.* 2 More than 60 different xanthones, or antioxidants, may help the body maintain a healthy homeostasis state.3 These nutrients are found in the rind of the fruit. The inside sections contain vitamin C, fiber and potassium, as well as polyphenols (antioxidants).

Studies suggest that xanthones may promote healthy bodily functions, including supporting the body’s natural defenses, neutralizing free radicals, and supporting joint function.*

Mangosteen Lemonade

The flavor of mangosteen pairs nicely with lemon in this refreshing drink. Serves one.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fl. oz. Mangosteen Superfruit juice
  • 3 fl. oz. chilled water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (preferable organic cane sugar)**
  • Ice cubes – optional

Directions:

  1. Add sugar to water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add Mangosteen and lemon juice to water.
  3. Add ice cubes if desired.

Order a bottle of Mangosteen today!

** May also substitute stevia and/or naturally sourced erythritol

 

1 https://universalflowuniversity.com/Books/Medicine/Botany/Cultural%20History%20of% 20Plants%20-%20G%20Prance.pdf

2 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/28/discover-goodness-exotic-fruits.html

 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3301988/

 

 

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