A mango is sometimes referred as ‘king of fruits. Mango is a famous fruit all over the world. A mango is an edible fruits which is originated at northwestern and northeastern India. Mango is one of the delicious fruit which is liked by all age group . Mangoes come in different flavors ,shape ,sizes. Mango is a seasonal fruit . Mango is also rich in its nutritional value which make it delicious fruit with many health benefits.
Mangoes mostly appear yellows in color when they ripe but are green in color when they are unripe. The outer covering of mangoes are smooth and is removed while eating the inside flesh of fruit. But covering may or may not be included when eaten as pickles.
Today mangoes are cultivated in many parts of India and also worldwide. In India mangoes are easily available form April to august (during summers). Mangoes have different names, shapes, and colors. Mango contain one large seed inside the mango fruit. Mango shape can vary they can be oval shape, kidney shape, long type.
Mango have an outer skin which is smooth in texture, and edible portion , and in stone in center. Hence it is also called stone fruit.
Mango tree bark and leaves are being used as remedies for centuries.
The botanical name of mango is ” Mangiferi Indica” which means ‘Indian plant bearing mangoes’.
Mango contains more than 20 different vitamins. Mangoes can be added to your diet to give flavor since mangoes are low in calories and high in nutrition.
Some of the health benefits of mangoes are
6 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGOES
1. RICH IN FIBRES
Mangoes are rich in dietary fibers, which make it good fruit for our digestive system. It can help to solve problems like constipation.
It is also found that mangoes contain digestive enzyme called amylase which help in breakdown of carbohydrates hence improve digestion.
2. SUPPORT IMMUNE SYSTEM
Mangoes are not only rich in flavors but they are also rich in various nutrients which may help to boost our immune system. The important micronutrients present in mango are:
3/4 cup of mango contains 50% of our vitamin C and 8% of both Vitamin A and B6.
Vitamin B6 is important to support functioning of our brain. It help to improve working of our immune system .
3. HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants protect our body cells against free radical damage. Mango contains plant antioxidant called polyphenol. Mango contain various types of polyphenol like mangiferin which work as “super antioxidant” which protect our cell for free radical damage.
4. PROMOTES EYE HEALTH
Mangoes are rich in vitamin A produced by beta carotene. Vitamin A helps to improve vision and boost the eye health and prevent from vision loss.
5. PROMOTES HEALTHY GUT
A healthy gut lead to good health but a poor gut can lead to many health troubles like slow metabolism. Mango contain high dietary fibers which can help the good bacteria to feed in turn lead to healthy gut .
Which is important for the prevention of any disease.
6. HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS
Due to present of dietary fibers it gives you the feeling of fullness. High fiber food give you feeling of fullness for long time hence prevent to from craving unhealthy food. The Phytochemicals in mango skin acts as ‘fat burner’.
NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF MANGO
a. A 3/4 cup of sliced mango contains just 70 calories.
b. There are 202 calories in 1 whole mango.
c. Mango do not contain any fat, sodium, and cholesterol. So you can enjoy delicious flavor of mango as much as you want.
d. 3/4 or one serving of mango contain 7% of dietary fiber and help support digestion.
e. One serving of mango (3/4 cup) good source of 15 % copper and iron.