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Button Mangosteen Fruit Plant (Garcinia prainiana)

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Plant Type

Button Mangosteen (Garcinia prainiana) 

Botanical Name: Garcinia prainiana

Common Names: Button Mangosteen, Cherapu, Heghopu, Kechupu, Kecupu, Mencupu

General Information:

Evergreen tree, up to 10 meters tall.

Known as the button mangosteen.

Native to the Asiatic tropics, Thailand, and Malaysia.

Orange-coloured, globose fruit, up to 5cm in diameter.

Subacid flavour, sweet-sour pulp.

Tissue-thin skin, easy to eat out-of-hand.

Distinct from the purple mangosteen.

Health Benefits:

Contains xanthones with anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-aging, and antidiabetic effects.

Reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases.

Rich in fibre, which can help reduce inflammation.

Xanthones inhibit cancer cell growth.

Limited studies suggest potential benefits in colon and breast cancer.

Animal and human studies suggest potential for weight loss and obesity prevention.

Xanthones contribute to maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

Fibre and vitamin C contribute to a healthy immune system.

Plant compounds may have antibacterial properties.

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds may protect skin cells from damage.

Animal studies suggest a reduction in heart disease risk factors.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4 to 5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate