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Mangosteen
 

Thai: " Mungkud "


The place of origin of the mangosteen is unknown but is believed to be the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas; still, there are wild trees in the forests of Kemaman, Malaya. Corner suggests that the tree may have been first domesticated in Thailand , or Burma.

Mangosteen is considered to be the "Queen of Tropical Fruits", there are five or six small segments of white flesh contained within the hard, dark reddish purple outer shell. When ripe, the outer shell yields to slight pressure and cracks easily to reveal the soft, white flesh with a refreshing sweet and tangy taste.

The fruit is grown in Eastern and Southern Thailand. However, it is to believed that the mangosteen tree needs a rest period to bear fruit well in the following season. This means that if the production of mangosteen is great in this season then in the next season it will not give a good result.


Usage

  Eaten fresh and frozen.
  As a source of juice, candy, nut, preserve and topping for ice cream.
  Mangosteen shell: The mangosteen shells have been widely used in medicinal treatments, health and nutrition products.
  Many parts of the tree are used for medical purposes.
  Added in fruit salad and desserts.


Nutrition

Mangosteen fruits : are excellent sources of antioxidants and vitamins. Mangosteen contains water-soluable vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C as well as essential mineral cofactors potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Mangosteen contains as many as 60 xanthone antioxidants.

The pericarp (rind) of Mangosteen :is rich in xanthone antioxidants. Mangosteen fruit contains numerous bioflavonoid, polyphenols, and catechins.

In addition, Mangosteen polysaccharides provide antibacterial and antifungal properties. Mangosteen contains more than 80 antioxidants and a very high ORAC value.  


Storage

Fresh Mangosteen:

Ripe mangosteen should be stored at room temperature, no more than 2-3 days, or one week in refrigerator or kept at 13 °C (56°F) up to 3-4 weeks, depending on cultivar and ripeness stage. Shipment should be by air.

Frozen Mangosteen puree:

Due to the extremely short shelf life of fresh mangosteen, it is usually necessary to export frozen mangosteen to overseas markets. Furthermore, most countries have strict controls and policies in place governing the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to control potential problems caused by insects, molds and other contaminations. Unfortunately, these regulations combined with the very short shelf life make the shipment of fresh mangosteen impractical and prohibitive.

Frozen mangosteen is a sensible alternative. All potential contaminants are killed in the freeze process, and the product can easily passthe most stringent government standards of the most demanding countries. An especially worthwhile benefit is that the shelf life is increased to one year when the frozen product is maintained at -18ºC, and an otherwise seasonal fruit can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Typical mangosteen shipments that are sent to overseas markets are in frozen in their whole form; complete with the skin and the non-edible pulp. In conjunction with the Thai Department of Agriculture, we have discovered that peeled Mangosteen is an attractive and viable option to exporting the entire fruit.

Mangosteen that has been peeled before freezing can be easily used in preparations for ice cream, fruit juice, wine or countless other recipes.

Storage Information
Duration : 12 months
Temperature : -18C
Moisture : Dry and Cool

Season
Avaibility : Apr. - Dec.
Peak period : Apr. - Aug.


Our Packaging (Frozen mangosteen puree)

5 Kilograms in laminate bag.
900 boxs ( 4 bags/box).
Total 18,000 kgs/ 40ft container.

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