The Mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia and thus may not have a specifically Greek name.
No. Garcinia cambogia is a smaller fruit, sometimes called a tamarind. They are related to mangosteens, but not the same. The scientific name of a mangosteen is garcinia mangostana.
The mangosteen is a type of fruit. It is used in medicines for several conditions.
Mangosteen juice has little beneficial nutritional value. Only the white flesh, located in the middle of the mangosteen fruit is edible. The white flesh, called the aril, contains a mild flavor, making it popular to eat. When analyzed, the aril contains little beneficial nutrients.
Mangosteen ink is made from the deep purple pericarp of the fruit.
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There is currently only one flavor available for juice sold under the Xango Juice brand. This flavor is called Mangosteen. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that originates from Asia, and contains many health qualities.
The most well known variety, the purple mangosteen is known as Garcinia mangostana. The less well known varieties are the button mangosteen (G. prainiana) and the charichuelo (G. madruno).
No, champoy is not the Tagalog term for mangosteen fruit. Champoy is the sweet- salty- sourish dried plum while mangosteen is the purple fruit which is sweet, tangy, fibrous and juicy.
Many images of the mangosteen are available via the Related link.
wild mangosteen =)
Mangosteen has 2 different meanings. It can refer to a tree that grows in Malaysia or it can refer to a tropical fruit that has a thick red and brown rind.