Mangosteen - The Tropical Delicacy
In parts of Southeast Asia, Mangosteen is referred to as "The Queen of Fruits" because of its many health benefits. Mangosteen is grown in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The season runs from April to September . Like apples and bananas in the US, in its native regions, the mangosteen is served as a table fruit.
The entire fruit is typically 2.5-7.5 cm in diameter, roughly the size of a tangerine. Flavor of the white, inner pulp of the mangosteen fruit is highly praised as one of the best of the tropical fruits.
The mangosteen fruit is rich in Xanthones. This is a class of plant derived nutrients or "phytonutrients." Xanthones have been demonstrated in numerous scientific studies to have significant nutritional value. Xanthones provide beneficial effects on cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and thrombosis. They are also found to exhibit strong antioxidant activity, disarm free radicals in the body and enhance and support immune system. Although xanthones exist in small amounts throughout nature, it is found in concentrated amounts in the pericarp of the mangosteen fruit. The pericarp is the reddish case surrounding the white flesh. There are over 20 known forms of xanthones naturally occurring in the mangosteen pericarp, the two most widely studied are Alpha Mangostin and Gamma Mangostin.
Mangosteen is gaining in popularity as a delicacy and a fine dessert ingredient. The fruit tastes somewhat like a cross between an orange and a peach, but is fairly mild. Its delicate flavor blends well in all beverages. Popular combinations with mangosteen are peach mangosteen, mangosteen passion fruit, and mangosteen coconut water. It can be used in 100% juices, nectars, ice creams, yogurts, smoothies, salads, sorbets and more.
Mangosteen from iTi Tropicals
Mangosteen Juice Concentrate sourced from Thailand is processed from good quality Mangosteen Fruit, which is sorted, washed, and peeled. The fruit is processed under GMP'S and concentrated by an evaporator. Mangosteen Juice Concentrate is free of any additives or preservatives. The facility is Kosher certified and manufactured under a certified quality control system (ISO 9001:2000) and HACCP regulations. Frozen Mangosteen concentrate 30 brix is packed in 44lbs pails and 441lb drums
Mangosteen Puree from Thailand is processed from good quality mangosteen fruit pulp, which is sorted, washed, and peeled. Mangosteen puree is processed under GMPs and is free of any additives or preservatives. The manufacturing facility is Kosher certified and manufactured under a certified quality control system (ISO 9001:2000) and HACCP regulations. Frozen Mangosteen puree is packed in 40 lb pails and 441 lb drums. For more R&D ideas and technical information for using mangosteen contact the R&D team at iTi Tropicals.