Instant Magosteen Skin Powder

Mangosteen which is known as the queen of fruit has many purposes that still need to be further explored by researchers. During the last decade, not only the meat that is consumed but the skin is also use for various food ingredients, such as beverages. The Indonesian Center for Agricultural Post Harvest Research and Development (ICAPOSTRD) has created instant beverage made from mangosteen fruit skin in the form of carbonated effervescent tablets with sweet sour taste and low in calories. By simply dissolving the tablet in a glass of water to get the benefit from the antioxidants contained in it.

Behind its exoticness, mangosteen holds great potential in supporting the health or commonly referred to as functional food. In some countries, mangosteen has long been used as medicine and therapeutic materials, especially the skin. Mangosteen skin is one of the largest parts of waste from the mangosteen.

A proximate analysis revealed that the skin has water level of 62.05%, 1.01% ash, 0.63%, 0.71% protein, 1.17% sugar and 35.61% carbohydrates by different. Various studies show that mangosteen skin is rich in antioxidants, especially anthocyanin, xanthene, tannins, and phenolic acids.

This product is potential to be developed and commercialized by the herbal drinks and cosmetics industry