Lately, I’ve been noticing an “up and coming” fruit that seems to be gaining popularity, and thought I would look into it. It’s called Mangosteen.
The Latin name of the mangosteen is Garcinia mangostana L. The genus Garcinia is named in honor of Laurent Garcin, a French 18th century explorer and plant collector. Linnaeus, the “L” after the species name mangostana, honored his work by naming the genus Garcinia after him.
This amazing fruit comes in many different forms, and there are numerous claims to it’s nutritional value. Personally, I’ve tried the juice called “Xango“, and it did seem to give me a lot of energy for a week or so. Then the effects wore off. But the nutritional value seemed to be very good.
If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, I highly recommend the Trader Joe’s brand “Freeze dried tropical Mangosteen”. They freeze dry the pit along with the fruit. Boy are they good! (And no added sugar, just the fruit!)
These little treats will fit in nicely with the Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. They are easy on the digestion, and make a wonderfully natural, sweet snack. Give them a try and let me know how you like them!
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