Monday, February 13, 2012

Health Facts of Mangosteen Fruits

Unique for its appearance and flavor mangosteen is often revered as queen of tropical fruits. This exotic, purple color tropical fruit is popular for its snow-white, juicy, delicious arils all over the Asian countries & in recent years grabbing the attention of European and American fruit lovers as well!

Health benefits of mangosteen

* Delicious, juicy mangosteen is of the popular tropical fruits that contain an impressive list of essential nutrients, which are necessary for normal growth and development and overall nutritional well-being.

* This fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but rich in dietary fiber which can be important for individuals who are concerned about putting on excess body weight.
* Mangosteen fruit is nice in vitamin C; provides about 12% of per 100 g. Vitamin-C is a powerful water soluble anti-oxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps body create resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.

* Fresh fruit is a moderate source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, niacin & folates. These vitamins are acting as cofactors help body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, & fats.

* It also contains an excellent amount of minerals like potassium, manganese & magnesium. Potassium is an important part of cell & body fluids help control heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.

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