First let me introduce you to the purple Mangosteen, commonly known simply as Mangosteen. It’s a tropical evergreen tree that grows mainly in Southeast Asia and in tropical South American countries like Colombia.
The fruit of the mangosteen is sweet and tangy, juicy, somewhat fibrous, with fluid-filled vesicles like the flesh of citrus fruit, with an inedible, deep reddish-purple-colored rind.
Contrary to it’s popularity, the mild flavored fruit’s nutritional content is modest, but it’s rich in antioxidants
Mangosteen has been part of the traditional medicine of many Asian countries since ancient times. It’s been used to treat wounds, dysentery, skin and urinary track infections, menstrual disorders, to improve the immune system, and to improve mental health.
Give yourself an exotic treat, and try the mangosteen fruit (infographic).