Sunday, September 26, 2021

Vitamins in mangosteen

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical fruit cultivated mainly in Southeast Asia. Mangosteen is commonly found in tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, as well as in some cultivated orchards of Sri Lanka and India. It is referred to as the Queen of Fruits and the Food of the Gods. Recent studies have shown mangosteen has many health benefits.

The fruit is rich source of antioxidants and vitamins. The mangosteen contains vitamins such as vitamin C, B1, B2, B6.

Mangosteen is good source of vitamin-C and provides about 12% of RDA per 100 g. The xanthones work together with vitamin C in mangosteen to enhanced and improved immunity system. While xanthones function in fighting the free radicals, vitamin C promotes the production and function of leukocytes or the white blood cells, which are majorly responsible for body system immunity.

Vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble vitamins acting as an antioxidant, which can counteract free radical. This leads to the improvement of the immune system by preventing involved cells such as lymphocytes, macrophages and plasma cells from oxidative damage, proliferation and macrophage phagocytosis.

The fruit also is a mild source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, and folates. These group of vitamins are acting as cofactors the help body metabolizes carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Vitamins in mangosteen

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