Mangosteen (Mangkhut), Garcinia mangostana Linn. is one of the most favorite fruits of Thailand, popularly known as “Queen of Tropical Fruits”. It is grown commercially in Thailand. It has also been used in traditional medicine to cure ailments ranging from skin disorders to dysentery. Xanthones, a photochemical found mainly in the rind of fruit, is now being commercialized as a health supplement.

Shape: Globular

Weight: 70-110 g

Colour: Thick skin with dark purple color; white flesh

Taste: Sweet juicy and mild fragrant

Nutrition: Good source of vitamin B1, B2, C, various minerals and dietary fiber.

Storage:  3-4 weeks at 13°C, 90-95% RH

Season: April – December; peak in April – August