Mangosteen is a rich source of vitamins C, A, B2 and B6. These vitamins help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
It also contains a very good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids which help control heart rate and blood pressure; thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.
Mangosteen fruit is a great source of xanthones, a group of naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds such as garcinone E, garconone B, alpha-mangostin and beta-mangostin. The antioxidant properties of xanthones help to remove free radicals from the body and control their deteriorating effects. These antioxidants can help slow aging, boost immune system, control degenerative diseases like arthritis.
The right way to open a mangosteen: