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Mangosteen (Mingut)

 

The mangosteen is regarded as one of the most delicious fruits of the tropics. It is cultivated extensively in southern Myanmar areas and often found together with Durian.

The fruit is spherical or slightly flattened and is relatively small, ranging from 3.5 to 8 cm in diameter and weighing 75 to 150 g. The reddish-purple rind or skin is about 0.9 cm thick, with the sepals remaining on the fruit. Within the rind are 5 or more segments of delicate, translucent white pulp, with a flavour compared to a blend of grapes and strawberries. This highly praised fruit is mostly eaten fresh and only occasionally preserved.

The fruit rind is used as a dyeing agent, and also, together with the bark, has several applications in traditional medicine. The fruit rind is used as a dyeing agent, and also together with the bark, have several applications in traditional medicine.