All About Mango And Health Benefits

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Mangos

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Honestly. How can one forget those wonderful days from childhood when we used to compete with our siblings and devour all the mangoes stocked in the kitchen?

” The truth is – we can’t. Not once. Not ever. ”

What is a mango?

Well, frankly speaking, the mango needs no introduction. Belonging to the genus Mangifera (mango scientific name is Mangifera indica) that contains numerous tropical fruiting trees (that are cultivated for edible fruit), the mango is native to South Asia. It is the national fruit of India, Philippines and Pakistanand also the national tree of Bangladesh.


Mango Nutrition Facts

A single mango has about 107 calories. It also contains the following nutrients:

Vitamins

Vitamin A (1262 IU) is the most prominent nutrient in mangoes. Other vitamins include vitamin C (45.7 mg), vitamin K (6.9 mcg), folate (23.1 mcg), thiamin (0.1 mg), riboflavin (0.1 g), niacin (1 mg), vitamin B6 (0.2 g), pantothenic acid (0.3 mg), vitamin E (1.8 mg), and choline (12.5 mg).

Minerals

A single mango contains iron (0.2 mg), potassium (257 mg), calcium (16.5 mg), phosphorus (18.2 mg), sodium (3.3 mg), zinc (0.1 mg), copper (0.2 mg), and selenium (1 mcg).

Other Nutrients

The fruit also contains protein (0.8 g), fiber (3 g), and carbohydrates (28 g).

These vitamins and minerals render mangoes their many benefits – which are what we will look at now!


Benefits Of Mangoes

  • Fights cancer
  • Keeps cholesterol in check
  • Skin cleanser
  • Alkalizes the body
  • Weight loss
  • Regulates diabetes
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Eye care
  • Helps in digestion
  • Heat stroke
  • Strengthens your immune
  • Body scrub
  • Aids concentration and memory
  • High iron for women
  • Reduces Kidney Stones 
  • Perfect Snack
  • Stomach Tonic 

Different types of mango

There are different varieties of mangoes cherished and relished by people.

  • Alphonso
  • Chaunsa
  • Langara
  • Sindheri
  • Dusheri
  • Ratnagiri
  • Sammar Bahist
  • Fajri
  • Devgargh
  • Kesar
  • Totiya
  • Sapheda
  • Baiganpally

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