Mangos are a tropical fruit that grows on trees which live up to 300 years! They have thought to have originated from Asia, especially Burma and east India.
Unripe mangos are green and slowly turn golden as they ripen, they may also have a slight reddish tint. The flesh tastes fresh, tropical and really sweet. Mango skin is also edible, it may be slightly sour, and a bit chewy but it contains a lot of fibre and a lot of vitamins!
They are usually eaten raw but can also be cooked. They are a common addition to smoothies and juices. Mango flavouring is also used in sweets and jelly.
- Mango lassi – A lassi is a classic Indian drink made with yoghurt, water, spices and fruit. Mango is a classic flavouring as it perfectly balances the tartness on the
- Mango chutney – is a popular Indian condiment, served along
- Mango desserts – mangos make a quick and healthy after-dinner treat, or if you fancy something a little sweeter, ice cream and sorbet. They can also be used in cakes for a more tropical theme.
- Mango with sticky rice – this traditional rice-based Thai dessert made with, fresh mango and coconut milk, and eaten with a spoon or sometimes the hands.
Mango Nutritional Information
There are about 60 calories per 100g of mango. They are super high in Vitamin C which helps your immune system to function and your body to heal properly
Mango is also high in potassium, folate and vitamin A. getting good amounts of potassium, lowers blood pressure, prevents stroke, and reduces the formation of kidney stones.
Folate helps your body produce blood cells and Vitamin A is essential for your mentioning vision and healthy skin.
Vitamin A is needed for normal vision, healthy skin, reproductive health, and normal cell development.
Mangos also have good amounts of the antioxidants quercetin, mangiferin, and norathyriol.