Mangosteen: How much is too much? Find out what the experts say, get serving sizes, and reasons to eat

Perspective from Iyanuoluwa Oyetunji

Master of Science in Medicine, specialization in Human Nutrition · 2 years of experience · South Africa


  • Mangosteen is a fruit that may have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-aging properties. This is possible due to its rich content of antioxidants such as xanthones.
  • Mangosteen is rich in minerals such as potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. These minerals are helpful in regulating the blood pressure.

Quantity Recommendation

  • The serving size of mangosteen is a cup edible portion. About two to four serving of fruit may be taken daily according to the food guide pyramid. It is expedient to ensure diversity of diet by incorporating other fruits.

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Perspective from Carolina Castro

PhD Candidate (Health Services), Post Graduate Functional Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor’s Degree Nutrition and Dietetics · 7 years of experience · Australia


  • Mangosteen is rich in nutrients as vitamins and minerals, also phytochemicals important for some body functions as DNA production, immunity, muscle contraction and nerve signalling.
  • Mangosteen is packed in antioxidants as vitamin C and folate (essential for brain health) and also a plant compound xanthones, a strong antioxidant that can have anti-inflammatory, anti-aging properties.
  • Mangosteen has high fiber content and may help control appetite and influence on weight management.

Quantity Recommendation

  • I would recommend 1 to 2 units of mangosteen daily, mixing with others fruits also rich in vitamin C as citric fruits, to have all health benefits and increase your daily antioxidants consumption.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

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