The Queen of Fruits lives up to its name.
SWEET JUICY FRUIT THAT BOOSTS IMMUNITY
Mangosteens are a brightly flavored fruit that are thought to have originated in the Sunda Islands and Indonesia. This sweet, tangy fruit is usually eaten straight off the tree. The dark-purple rind can be dried and brewed into a medicinal tea.
WHY IS IT A SUPERFOOD?
Powerful xanthones set Mangosteen apart from other superfoods. Xanthones are an antioxidant found almost exclusively in Mangosteens. They fight pain and allergies, reduce inflammation, and improve heart and intestinal function.
It’s antioxidant, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties help in protecting the body against various health ailments and also boosts immune system. The abundance of xanthones, in addition to the other health benefits, sets Mangosteen firmly in superfood territory.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS:
Mangosteen is a healthy fruit which is rich in water, energy, protein, carbohydrate and fiber. Essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper and manganese are found in this fruit. It contains vitamin C, B6, B12 and A which are required for maintaining good health. Other vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, folic acid, carotene and cryptoxanthin are also found in the fruit. Scientific research study has shown that the extracts of mangosteen have anti-cancer, anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties.
They are known to stop the release of histamine and prostaglandin which are associated with inflammation in the human body. The root helps in regulating menstrual cycle in women. The bark and leaves of the mangosteen tree exhibit astringent properties and are beneficial in curing thrush or aphtha. It also may also be helpful in reducing risk of stroke or myocardial infarction. Incorporating mangosteen in diet may be effective in weight loss.
The fruits are rich in vitamin C and contains about 12% RDA per 100g. Being a powerful water soluble anti oxidant, vitamin C provides resistance against flu like infectious agents and scavenge harmful pro-inflammatory free radicals. Therefore consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C is vital for developing resistance against diseases. Folate plays an important role in fetal development and evolution of new cells in the body. This particular vitamin is vital during pregnancy and protects neural tube effects.
Redd bars are packed with mangosteen. If you’re looking for a quick and delicious source of superfoods, you can find them in all of our flavors (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Mint Chocolate and Oatmeal) available in the Redd Shop.