Purple mangosteen nutrition, glycemic index, calories, net carbs & more
Purple mangosteen Glycemic index (GI)
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), also known as purple mangosteen, is an exotic fruit popular in the Southeast region of Asia.
Purple mangosteen is somewhat high in carbohydrates and sugars. A 100g serving of canned mangosteen contains 18g of carbohydrates, of which 2g is composed of dietary fiber.
According to the latest research, the glycemic index of purple mangosteen falls within the range of 58.5±8.9. This puts the glycemic index of mangosteens in the moderate category.
The mangosteen plant extract has been known for its anti-diabetic properties. One study suggests that the use of mangosteen as tea or eaten raw can have protective effects against diabetes (2).
Mangosteens have also demonstrated anti-obesity qualities, as well as plasma glucose and total cholesterol-lowering, and insulin-sensitizing properties (3, 4).
All in all, despite the carbohydrate content and the medium glycemic index, mangosteens can be recommended to diabetic individuals to consume in moderation.
Important nutritional characteristics for Purple mangosteen
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Fiber content ratio for Purple mangosteen
All nutrients for Purple mangosteen per 100g
|Nutrient||DV%||In TOP % of foods||Value||Comparison|
|Net carbs||N/A||36%||16.11g||3.4 times less than Chocolate|
|Protein||1%||91%||0.41g||6.9 times less than Broccoli|
|Fats||1%||79%||0.58g||57.4 times less than Cheese|
|Carbs||6%||37%||17.91g||1.6 times less than Rice|
|Calories||4%||80%||73kcal||1.6 times more than Orange|
|Fiber||7%||39%||1.8g||1.3 times less than Orange|
|Calcium||1%||71%||12mg||10.4 times less than Milk|
|Iron||4%||85%||0.3mg||8.7 times less than Beef|
|Magnesium||3%||77%||13mg||10.8 times less than Almond|
|Phosphorus||1%||94%||8mg||22.8 times less than Chicken meat|
|Potassium||1%||92%||48mg||3.1 times less than Cucumber|
|Sodium||0%||87%||7mg||70 times less than White Bread|
|Zinc||2%||84%||0.21mg||30 times less than Beef|
|Copper||8%||70%||0.07mg||2.1 times less than Shiitake|
|Vitamin A||1%||53%||35IU||477.3 times less than Carrot|
|Vitamin C||3%||33%||2.9mg||18.3 times less than Lemon|
|Vitamin B1||5%||70%||0.05mg||4.9 times less than Pea|
|Vitamin B2||4%||80%||0.05mg||2.4 times less than Avocado|
|Vitamin B3||2%||84%||0.29mg||33.5 times less than Turkey meat|
|Vitamin B5||1%||95%||0.03mg||35.3 times less than Sunflower seed|
|Vitamin B6||1%||92%||0.02mg||6.6 times less than Oat|
|Folate||8%||41%||31µg||2 times less than Brussels sprout|
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The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.