Succulent, sweet, juicy, each mango is a masterwork of nature for its aroma. Its delicate flavor along with its dietary and therapeutic properties make this tropical fruit a must-have for anyone who loves health and wellness. Mango–beloved fruit, it certainly is to many.
Health properties of the Mango:
The mango pulp contains 81.7% water. It contains 15.2 grams of carbohydrates per 100 gram of its edible portion. Its sugars consist of glucose, fructose and saccharose.
The most notable nutrient in the mango is Vitamin A. A mango weighing 100 g contains 1, 295 IU of vitamin A. The U.S. recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for adults is as follows: 900 micrograms daily (3,000 IU) for men and 700 micrograms daily (2,300 IU) for women. Hence, a 300 g mango provides the recommended dietary allowance.
The mango is also high in carotenoids which give it its bright yellow-orange color. These carotenoids are potent antioxidants that neutralize oxidizing free radicals which cause cellular aging.
The mango is also a good source of vitamin C.
The mango is one of the richest fruit in this vitamin. Vitamin E functions mainly as an antioxidant.
The mango is also high in the stress vitamins B1, B2, B6, and niacin. These vitamins help in relieving stress.
The enzymes contained in mangoes make this fruit an excellent compliment with meat:
The mango is a perfect fruit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It inspires creativity. It stimulates the senses. But most of all, its health benefits make this fruit certainly a beloved one by many all around the world. No wonder it is a popular imported fruit. Eat it raw, add it to salads for an added sweetness, eat it grilled, or with your favorite grilled food. I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.
Reference: Encyclopedia of Foods and their Healing Power