Mmmm, Mangosteen, the Purple Goodness

Mangosteen Fruit (Garcinia Mangostana)   A recent buzz word making its way around the health and nutrition scene is "Superfoods".  Supefoods can be grains, seeds, fruits, or vegetables.  They contain a high amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients.  Science is now catching up with what common knowledge has known for ages...think of that small voice in the back of your head that is saying, "eat your fruits and vegetables" (thanks, mom!).    One particular superfood that has health benefits above the norm is the mangosteen fruit.    Mangosteen is a small and very slow-growing tropical evergreen tree.   Mangosteen is native to South East Asia and requires a year round, warm, very humid, equatorial climate. The tree only can grow well in … [Read more...]