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Purple mangosteen glycemic index (GI)

Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan by Victoria Mazmanyan | Last updated on September 26, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian Article author photo Jack  Yacoubian

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), also known as purple mangosteen, is an exotic fruit popular in the Southeast region of Asia.

Purple mangosteen is 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 (1).

The mangosteen plant extract has been known for its anti-diabetic properties. One study suggests that using mangosteen as tea or eaten raw can protect against diabetes (2).

Mangosteens have also demonstrated anti-obesity properties, as well as plasma glucose and total cholesterol-lowering and insulin-sensitizing properties (3).

All in all, despite the carbohydrate content and the medium glycemic index, diabetic individuals can be recommended to consume mangosteens in moderation, even though the glycemic index is moderate and contains relatively higher amounts of carbohydrates.


  1. Glycaemic index and glycaemic load of commonly consumed Thai fruits
Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Education: General Medicine at YSMU
Last updated: September 26, 2023
Medically reviewed by Jack Yacoubian

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