SOURCE: Ace June S. Perez, Sun Star A breakthrough farming technology enabling mangosteen to be an all-season fruit will soon be rolled-out in Davao Region. This direction will be realized once the proposed funding for the continuation of the “Development of Package of Technology for Off-Season Mangosteen Production” study byContinue Reading

Selling prices at farms for some fruit such as mangosteens have recently plummeted due to an oversupply during the harvest season. The Department of Internal trade has now invited retailers including petrol stations to join a video conference with commercial affairs officials across the country, to find applicable solutions toContinue Reading

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi and Chinese Customs and Excise Minister Ni Yue Feng inked a trade protocol on mangosteen exports to the economic giant, Thursday, after it permitted Indonesia to re-export.   “This cooperation is part of the efforts to boost connectivity and investment,” Marsudi remarked beforeContinue Reading

A China-the United States trade war will affect Indonesia`s exports, Head of the International Relations Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (FISIP UI) Evi Fitriani said.   “Most of Chinese raw materials are imported from Indonesia. The raw materials processed by China and those exported toContinue Reading

Geelong researchers are calling on people with schizophrenia to take part in an innovative trial investigating whether a tropical fruit extract can improve symptoms.   The trial uses the rind of the mangosteen, consumed in a capsule form, to compliment existing conventional medications in the hope of achieving full, functionalContinue Reading

A natural compound found in mangosteens could be the answer to provide a new drug in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), according to a study by researchers from National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine).   Researchers found that xanthones, with its anti-oxidant and anti-bacterialContinue Reading