Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen - Is Your Mangosteen Juice Irradiated?

Irradiation is a high-tech way of treating the mangosteen juice you consume through the use of 10 kilograys of ionizing radiation – a bacteria-killing surge of energy equal in power to 150 million chest X-rays(1*). 

The purpose is to kill fungi or bacteria, insects (specifically, the Asian fruit fly that is transported from Asia through food entering into North America) and to prevent agricultural cross-contamination(2*). 

The drawback to irradiating food such as mangosteen juice is that it depletes many different Vitamins: A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin B2, Niacin B3, Pyridoxine B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, as well as some amino acids and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids(3*). Carcinogens can be deposited in irradiated foods, which you then consume when you eat the food.

In recent experiments conducted by German government scientists, one of these chemicals, 2-dodecylcyclobutanone ¾ or 2-DCB ¾ was shown to cause genetic damage when given to rats and genetic and cellular damage to human and rat cells(4*). 

Two other chemicals in the cyclobutanone family 2-TCB ¾ and 2-TDCB ¾ were also shown to cause genetic and cellular damage to human cells(5*).

Only whole fruits, such as those found in liquid mangosteen juice, must be irradiated. Our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen is not irradiated. So, you can rest assured that you will receive only 100% non-irradiated mangosteen.


     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Food Irradiation
(2) Wikipedia: Drosophila Suzukii
(3) Food and Drug Administration: Food Irradiation: What You Need to Know
(4) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Food Irradiation
 USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service: Irradiation and Food Safety FAQ's
(6) Medical News Today: 
Food irradiation, Health Risks, Misleading Consumers.



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