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The mangosteen is a very popular tropical fruit. It has purple skin and white juice flesh with a lemony tang. Mangosteen are not related to mangoes. To eat mangosteen, cut the fruit in half and spoon out the flesh with a spoon. Although there is not sufficient scientific evidence to test the efficacy of the fruit, it is often used to treat diarrhea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), thrush, menstrual disorders, osteoarthritis, and dysentery. It is also used for stimulating the immune system.

Mangosteens can be added to fruit salads or simply eaten as a whole fruit.
Category: Cheese
In Season: Autumn
To Buy:
Choose fruits that have no skin imperfections or major discolouration. A green stem indicates that the fruit is fresh. Once harvested, mangosteens do not ripen further.
To Store:
The skin should yield when pressed gently. Mangosteen will keep for a few days without refrigeration, but refrigeration will extend its shelf life. To protect the fruit in the cold, wrap it in paper and store in the top of the fridge.
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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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