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Though it’s been around for literally thousands of years, the mangosteen fruit is not commonly known the world over. Typically grown in southeast Asia and other tropical climates, its taste is beyond compare. Containing a dark purple rind and boasting a sweet white pulp, it is roughly about the size of a tangerine.
Delicious as it is functional, the mangosteen fruit is rich in xanthones, which may promote healthy bodily function. In addition, each serving of mangosteen contains up to 5 grams of fiber. Its purplish pigment has also been used as a dye.
"The mangosteen outranks in delicacy, if not all other fruits in the world, certainly all others of the tropical zone. I admit it is a joy to the eye as well as to the palate to feast on mangosteens." — David Fairchild, PhD., agricultural explorer, botanist and author.