ABOUT MANGOSTEEN - THE TROPICAL ANTIOXIDANT SUPERFRUIT

"The flavor is quite indescribably delicious. There is nothing to mar the perfection of this fruit."

David Fairchild, a 19th and 20th century food explorer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Source: National Geographic, 2006.

purple mangosteen is a unique tropical superfruit originating from south east asia

Mangosteen really is that delicious. With tropical flavors of passion fruit, peaches and a hint of strawberry, it’s a beautifully refreshing and healthy beverage.

 

They only grow in tropical climates and rarely even produce one piece of fruit before they’re ten years old. We work with a select number of handpicked farmers to sustainably source our mangosteen and support the local communities.

the health benefits of mangosteen are well documented

A search of available literature using mangosteen and xanthones as terms in Pubmed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and Scirus, retrieved 158 reports in the period of 1980–2008. In contrast, there have been 454 published articles from 2008 through March 2013. We couldn’t possibly substantiate all the claims made, but with over 380 professional journal articles being published in recent years, mangosteen has been researched for anti-oxidant[1], anti-tumoral[2], anti-allergic[3], anti-inflammatory[4] anti-bacterial[5], antifungal[6], and anti-obesity properties [7]. Bali Juices doesn’t endorse all claims but the research has been done. 

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references

1.Matsumoto K, Akao Y, Kobayashi E, Ohguchi K, Ito T, Tanaka T, et al. Induction of apoptosis by xanthones from mangosteen in human leukemia cell lines. J Nat Prod. 2003 Aug; 66(8): 1124-7. doi: 10.1021/np020546u

2.Chairungsrilerd N, Furukawa K, Ohta T, Nozoe S, Ohizumi Y. Histaminergic and serotonergic receptor blocking substances from the medicinal plant Garcinia mangostana. Planta Med. 1996 Oct; 62(5): 471-2. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-957943

3.Nakatani K, Yamakuni T, Kondo N, Arakawa T, Oosawa K, Shimura S, et al. γ-Mangostin inhibits inhibitor- κB kinase activity and decreases lipopolysaccharide-induced cyclooxygenase-2 gene expression in C6 rat glioma cells. Mol Pharmacol. 2004 Sep; 66(3): 667-74. doi: 10.1124/mol.104.002626

4.Sakagami Y, Iinuma M, Piyasena KG, Dharmaratne HR. Antibacterial activity of α-mangostin against Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) and synergism with antibiotics. Phytomedicine. 2005 Mar; 12(3): 203-8.

5. Gopalakrishnan G, Banumathi B, Suresh G. Evaluation of the antifungal activity of natural xanthones from Garcinia mangostana and their synthetic derivatives. J Nat Prod. 1997 May; 60(5): 519-24. doi: 10.1021/np970165u

6. New insights into the anti-obesity activity of xanthones from Garcinia mangostana.  Liu QY1, Wang YT, Lin LG. Food Funct. 2015 Feb;6(2):383-93. doi: 10.1039/c4fo00758a

7.Perez-Rojas JM, Cruz C, Garcia-Lopez P, Sanchez-Gonzalez DJ, Martinez-Martinez CM, Ceballos G, et al. Renoprotection by alpha-Mangostin is related to the attenuation in renal oxidative/nitrosative stress induced by cisplatin nephrotoxicity. Free Radic Res. 2009; 43(11): 1122-32.