Benefits of Mangosteen
Mangosteen is a tropical fruit, native to the Southeast Asian region. It is often referred to as purple mangosteen because of the deep purple colour that develops on its rind as they ripe, while the inner flesh remains pristine white. This seasonal fruit has a shorter shelf and harvesting life and is full of nutrients and makes for a perfect drink as well. Scroll below to know about the fruit and its benefits.
According to experts, 1 cup of mangosteen contains 14 percent of the RDI for fibre. Mangosteen is also rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber while being low in calories.
Promotes weight loss
As per a study, mangosteen has anti-inflammatory properties, that play a key role in promoting fat metabolism and prevent weight gain.
Controls blood sugar
The unique combination of xanthone and fibre helps balance blood sugar and as a rich source of good fibre it helps stabilize blood sugar and improves diabetes control as well.
It has been found that the plant compound in mangosteen has antibacterial properties and it helps boost immunity. Also, it is rich in fibre and vitamin C, which promotes healthy gut bacteria and also helps in the functioning of various immune cells.
Good for skin
According to researches, it is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory compounds that protect skin cells from damage associated with sun exposure and aging.
How to consume Mangosteen?
According to experts, the season of mangosteen is relatively shorter, so it is often consumed in canned form, juice, or powdered supplement. The simplest and easiest refreshing drink recipe made with mangosteen requires 1 cup mangosteen, 1 cup mangoes, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 lime juice. All you need to do is, combine and blend mangosteen, mangoes, water, sugar, and lime juice. Stir well and refrigerate. Serve chilled.
Side effects of Mangosteen
Mangosteen is not good for everyone. It has been found that mangosteen often increases the risk of bleeding. It is a rich source of xanthones, which is known for slowing the process of blood clotting.