mangosteen

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mangosteen

A tropical fruit that grows on an evergreen tree Garcinia mangostana Linn., found in Indonesia and Indochina. Its hull has been used as a traditional medicine in Thailand. Extracts from the hull have antioxidant, antihistaminic, and anti-inflammatory effects in laboratory experiments.
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The report also disputed speculation that the mangosteen fruits were out of season during the shipment, which led some to initially comment that their presence in the cargo was suspicious.
'When his friend returned he was shocked to see the victim lifeless on the tree and immediately called the police for assistance,' he said adding that the three-metre high mangosteen tree was beside the friend's house.
The United States has to import all their mangosteens, because the fruit is not able to grow commercially due to its challenging weather and soil requirements.
These data validate mangosteen as an abundant natural source of potent aldose reductase inhibitors.
Mangosteens have been used in numerous anti-cancer studies, with positive results.
A prime spot in every fruit bowl should be reserved for she tantalizing mangosteen--yet ask nearly anyone in the United States if he or she ever tasted one, and the question that follows is inevitably, "What's a mangosteen?" The reason virtually no one in America has ever heard of a mangosteen is because it has been illegal to import the fruit into the United States for decades due to its penchant for harboring insects.
The upscale grocer will carry limited quantities of mangosteens while supplies last, for $14.99 per package of four.
About the size of a baseball, mangosteens have a very sweet flavor that's described as offering hints of papaya, cherry and plum, with a high Brix content.
so you'll pay $35 or $40 a bottle for the noni or mangosteen juice they sell over the Internet or to their friends.
Mangosteens, also native to Malaysia, are about the size and shape of a small Fuyu persimmon when fresh with a thick, smooth, brownish purple, leathery hide.
One of such tropical fruits growing in our country is mangosteen, considered by many as the queen of tropical fruits.
4 ( ANI ): The Malaysian police is investigating people who handled a cargo of mangosteens being carried by the MH370 plane.