Traditionally Used For
- Energy Booster
A Good Source Of
The mangosteen should have a rich purple skin and a white fruit inside.
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Mangosteens are best obtained from an Asian grocery store.
Chinese Herbal Information
5 Elements: n/a
5 Flavors: n/a
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Cautions & Suggestions:
In traditional Chinese herbal medicine, mangosteen is known as the "Queen of fruits" (the King of fruits, incidentally, is durian). Mangosteen is known as the "Queen of fruits" because it has a strong yin energy. Since mangosteen has a strong yin energy, individuals with a cold constitution would do best avoiding mangosteen while those with a hot constitution will benefit from mangosteen. Either way, it is best not to use or have mangosteen every day. If used every day, then a person will get too much yin energy in their body leading to an imbalance.
Individuals not familiar with traditional Chinese herbal medicine or the philosophy of yin and yang, will be told by someone, "mangosteen is the Queen of fruits and so drink the juice every day". But this will lead to an imbalance.
Currently, as an example, many people buy mangosteen juice because mangosteen is the "Queen of fruits". A person hears this and then spends a pretty penny buying mangosteen juice without realizing they are putting their body into an imbalance — too much yin energy in this situation. A Chinese herbalist would never give anyone mangosteen every day. Instead, a Chinese herbalist would only use mangosteen as needed, when needed. Many people drink their mangosteen juice during the winter time thinking it is helping to keep them healthy and strong, as an example. But winter is a time of maximum yin in nature and thus, to help strengthen the body, we want to increase the yang energy we eat rather than increase the yin.
So during the winter, durian is a much better choice while in the summer, mangosteen is a much better choice.
While durian may be the "King of fruits" and while mangosteen may be the "Queen of fruits", drinking or having too much yin or yang energy will lead to health problems. All things must be done in balance.
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Picture of Mangosteens
Photo by Peggy Greb.
Mangosteen — Nutritional Analysis
The USDA currently does not provide the nutritional analysis for pure mangosteen. As a result, the nutritional analysis below is for canned mangosteen in a syrup base. While this will affect the nutritional analysis, the nutritional analysis below still provides one with a general understanding of the nutrients available in mangosteen.
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