Mangosteen, amazing tropical, medicinal fruit

Mangosteen is a scarce, tropical, and expensive fruit. in the Netherlands, and the rest of the Northern heisphere. This import fruit cost more than one euro each. Basically, you have relatively little medical value for money, compared to the purchase of other fruit and vegetable products. In areas where it is grown, it is considered an expensive fruit as well. It needs specific growth conditions and the tree only produces fruits a few weeks per year. The mangosteen tree is not easy to grow. In Indonesia, where the tree is grown, it does not grow as well on every island, while the weather conditions are the same everywhere. The biotopic factors on each island can vary considerably.


Mangosteen is one of the few fruits of which the outside tells how many parts are in it. The bottom has a kind of crown or stamp with an image of what looks most like a flower with petals. The number of petals indicates how many parts are in the fruit.

Mangosteen on holiday

If you are on holiday in South East Asia and you see mangosteen for sale, then it is recommended to buy a kilo and enjoy it for a few days. It is a special fruit and it can expand the holiday experience to enjoy local products. The nutritional value and medicinal strength that this fruit has can strengthen your body and mind. Our body looks for the substances from food that it needs to come in such an optimal form.

Traditional use mangosteen

Mangosteen is traditionally used in skin problems, wounds and skin infections. It is also a popular medicine for high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. The bark of the tree is used in various countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines to make tea, as a folk medicine

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