A cup of mangosteen (canned and drained) contains 143 calories, 35 grams of carbs, 3.5 grams of fiber, and is rich in vitamins C, B1, B2, B9 as well as minerals like manganese and magnesium, which our body needs to produce DNA, to promote wound healing, and immunity. The fruit also contains antioxidants like vitamin C, folate, and xanthones, which have been shown to be anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-diabetic.
Mangosteen is an incredible fruit …
No wonder mangosteen is in such high demand. Also, to get the fresh fruit into the United States it has to be irradiated to assure disinfestation by the fruit fly. It is impossible to grow in the US because temperatures dip to low. The fruit will immediately die if it drops below 40F. It has to be picked off the tree fresh and this does not make it last long … time in shipping will sure destroy it. No wonder you do not see much of it around.
The mangosteen, or Garcinia mangostana, is the size of a tangerine.