Mangosteen

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6 Fruits You Should Try

  • Dragon Fruit

This fruit is an excellent supplement for the liver as well as contains vital minerals that assist in weight-loss and balancing body weight without compromising health. For people suffering from diabetes, a dry or fresh dragon fruit guarantees blood glucose control. 

  • Star Fruit

This fruit is an excellent source of ascorbic acid, which is important to the fitness of your body, as it assists in maintaining bones, teeth, mucus membranes, skin and improves the immune system. It also contains beta-carotene, which can be converted into vitamin A in your body for good vision and appetite.

  • Kiwano

This fruit is very rich in vitamin c and fibre. These help the red bloods cells, skin, muscles, nerves and heart. Vitamin E works in the body by helping to neutralize the damage from free radicals which can cause cancer and cardiovascular disease.

  • Mangosteen

This fruit has a very high concentration of xanthones that is one of the most powerful anti-oxidents in the world. The fruit also boosts the body’s immune systems and helps increase energy levels.

  • Sugar Apple

This fruit helps regulate the menstrual cycle, and contains a large amount of rosemary oil which can help fight off depression. This fruit also contains cineole which aids the body’s nervous system, helps in blood circulation, and improves concentration. This fruit as well aids in reducing the severity of asthma. 

  • Goji Berry

Goji berries are called the world’s most nutritional powerful anti-aging food. Goji berries are the highest rated antioxidant and have more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, more protein than whole wheat and more iron than steak.

BREAKFAST: KIWI, DRAGON FRUIT, PASSION FRUIT AND MANGOSTEENS 

Who would have thought the day would come when all I wanted in the morning was a big plate of fruit. Pretty self explanatory and so so good. 

So I was flipping through the Kuroshitsuji Artbook...

You’ve all seen this

CLOSE UP

IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS

JUST HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE MANGOSTEEN GRELLY THAT YOU HAVE TO WEAR A STRING OF IT ON YOUR PANTS?!

On a more serious note, Toboso-sensei named the following illustration “Portrait of the Matriarch and Butler of the Dalles Family”. She said while they are master and servant, their relationship also resembles that between sisters and friends. ;A;

But again this post is supposed to be about mangosteen.

Forget Grelliam, GrellxMangosteen is my OTP.

How to Open a Mangosteen

Mangosteen has officially become our new favorite fruit. We’re obsessed with it! And while we were in Penang our Uncle Ng showed us the easiest way to open one…

Did you know that the number of “leaves” on the bottom of a mangosteen tells you how many pieces of fruit are on the inside?

So there should be six pieces inside this one.

Supposedly, it’s good luck to find an eight-leafed mangosteen!

To easily open one, you interlock your fingers and place the mangosteen inside them, the bottom facing you…

You then simply slowly apply pressure on the fruit using the palms of your hands…

And it should slowly start to tear open…

Revealing the white, fleshy fruit inside…

From there you just use your fingers to peel off the rest of the skin…

Six pieces, as “promised”…

Ready to eat and enjoy!

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Mangosteen

The fruit was believed to be originated in the Sunda Islands and Moluccas of Indonesia. Not only does it flourish in southeast Asia, but also in tropical South American countries. Though the fruit is known to be healthy for you, various parts of the whole plant have history in folk medicine especially in it’s place of origin (and of course, the rest of ASEAN region and south Asia).