- Flower namemangosteen
- Scientific nameGarcinia mangostana
- Aliasmangosteen, Garcinia mangostana
- Place of originMalay Peninsula
- Place of floweringOverseas, Subtropical region
- Flowering season
What is mangosteen
Mangosteen (scientific name: Garcinia mangostana) is a tropical evergreen tree that is native to the Malay Peninsula and belongs to the family Clusiaceae. The crown is conical and the bark is brown. The leaves are cortical and oval. The red flower has four petals and the tip of the stigma splits into five fissures. The fruit that appears after the flower has a red and firm skin, and the flesh is white and soft. Bark is dyed. The skin becomes a yellow dye.
The flesh is called the fruit queen and is made fruit with Cherimoya. The pulp is made into raw food, sorbet, juice, jelly, tart, and canned food. Nutritional value includes vitamins, minerals, and xanthones, and has the effect of lowering cholesterol and preventing aging.