Though it’s been around for literally thousands of years, the mangosteen fruit is not commonly known the world over. Typically grown in southeast Asia and other tropical climates, its taste is beyond compare. Containing a dark purple rind and boasting a sweet white pulp, it is roughly about the size of a tangerine.
Delicious as it is functional, the mangosteen fruit is rich in xanthones, which may promote healthy bodily function. In addition, each serving of mangosteen contains up to 5 grams of fiber. Its purplish pigment has also been used as a dye.
For centuries, those in Southeast Asia have revered the mangosteen, both for its flavor and the suggestion that it promotes good health. The whole mangosteen fruit—especially the xanthone-packed pericarp or rind—has been used traditionally to treat a variety of health conditions, actually. As early as 600 AD, scribes recorded the use of the mangosteen in the support and maintenance of good health.
Mangosteen: “The Queen of Fruits”
Legend has it that Queen Victoria offered knighthood to any subject who could bring her a mangosteen fruit in prime condition. No one succeeded. The virtual impossibility of preserving the fruit during the weeks-long journey prohibited anyone outside of the growing regions from doing so. But, thanks to the Queen’s admirable quest, the fruit achieved the title, “Queen of Fruits,” a name still used around the globe.
Discovering Mangosteen: Joe’s Story
Joe Morton knew something out there would change the nutritional supplement landscape. He had seen groundbreaking products before — aloe vera, cayenne, echinacea — and realized that the next revolution was just around the corner. And, as he sat in an open-air café in Southeast Asia, Joe found what he’d been looking for. Only it wasn’t quite what he expected. The waiter delivered a fruit he had never seen before, the revered and celebrated mangosteen fruit. The flavor knocked him off his feet. His interest piqued, Joe asked questions. Answers arrived in piles. The mangosteen was a dual-powered wonder, a fusion of fantastic flavor and health-promoting benefits. Joe immediately recognized the potential of the mangosteen fruit. Fueled by the desire to share it with others, he dug deeper. He enlisted the research skills of medical professionals and found stacks of supporting research. And, with decades of research and studies, Joe knew that it was time for the world to learn about the Queen of Fruits, the mangosteen.
From Mangosteen to XANGO
XANGO (derived from the words XANthones and manGOsteen) is the first — the original mangosteen supplement — a true category creator. Joe Morton’s vision has been confirmed. Existing mangosteen research has been validated with thousands upon thousands of individual accounts the world over.
“The mangosteen outranks in delicacy, if not all other fruits in the world, certainly all others of the tropical zone. I admit it is a joy to the eye as well as to the palate to feast on mangosteens.” — David Fairchild, PhD., agricultural explorer, botanist and author.