I often like to talk about new or rare foods that are hard to come by in your typical grocery store. Personally I love food, and as a former food writer and editor of food publication, I view food as an adventure and very rarely hold back. In-fact, if I am presented with an opportunity to try something new, you can absolutely bet that I will do it. From vegetables you’ve never heard of to strange animal parts I am will to give anything a try at last once. But, all that being said, I have a darker relationship with food as well. A past of tortured eating (and not eating), it took me years before I found balance.
Today, as an adult I am focused on enjoying the foods offered and place an emphasis on health overall, which cycling back, is why I like to talk about the new and unusual food opportunities I have come across. Eating the proper foods is a part of promoting good health. Which of course brings me to the newest fruit in my repertoire The mangosteen.
Mangosteen is known for many health properties, specifically when juiced and enjoyed as a drink. The health benefits from mangosteen juice is faster absorption in the body instead of eating fresh or dried. The most significant health benefit from the mangosteen juice is the rich content of antioxidants in each fruit. Antioxidants are recognized for their ability to fight and delay the aging process, thus leaving us with healthier skin. The juice of a mangosteen contains vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, calcium, potassium, iron and fiber.
The Mangosteen Fruit
Grown in the tropical land of Southeast Asia several centuries ago, the mangosteen tree needs warm temperatures and large amounts of rain to grow. Nonetheless, its growth is very slow and it achieves its peak-season in about 10 years. Thus making it. Little bit harder to come by here in America. So when presented with the option to try mangosteen
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