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Mangosteen
Mangosteen

Mangosteen is scientifically known as Garcinia mangostana, belonging to the family Clusiaceae. The origin of Mangosteen is not known, but it is believed to have originated in Malaysia or India.

Mangosteen tree grows to a height of 6 to 25 meters and its lifespan tree is more than 100 years. The Mangsoteen season is twice an year, April to June and July to October.

Mangosteen is an expensive fruit in India. When ripe, Mangosteen colour turns to leathery purple from light yellow or greenish.

The taste of Mangosteen is not easy to describe as it replicates mango and passion fruit. Mangosteen contains various nutrients such as Fiber, Fat, Proteins, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.

Mangosteen Trading Markets:
Karnataka(Bangalore, Ramanagara, ) Kerala(Erattupettah Market, ) Tamil Nadu(Chennai, ) Telangana(Hyderabad, )

Mangosteen tree needs deep and well-drained soil with high moisture content. The temperature below 20 degree Celsius cannot be tolerated by the tree; so the ideal temperature is around 25 to 35 degree Celsius.

Mangosteen tree matures in about 5 to 6 years and starts producing fruits, but it takes 8 to 10 years to become full swing. Mangosteen tree attains full maturity at the age of 30 to 45 years.

Various parts of Mangosteen plant are used for medicinal treatments for skin infections and wounds.

Since it is a seasonal, fresh Mangosteen fruits are marketed only about six to ten weeks.

Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the major Mangosteen producing states in India.

Major Mangosteen producing countries are India, China, Kenya, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, Bangladesh and Nigeria.

Major Mangosteen suppliers are Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Spain, Netherlands, India, Pakistan and Ecuador.

Top Mangosteen import destinations are United States of America, Netherlands, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Vietnam, France, United Arab Emirates, Canada and Hong Kong.


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