Mango is a round shaped fruit consisting of a peel, a fleshy edible pulp and a hard inner layer containing a seed. It has a pleasant flavor, sweet when ripe, and moderately acidic when not. Depending on its variety, the pulp is sometimes fibrous. It is usually green at first, then becomes yellow, orange or even red-maroon when ripe. Its size varies between 5-20 cm in length, weighing 300-400 grams, with some mangos reaching more than a kilo.
- Its components, such as vitamin C and fiber, contribute to regulating cholesterol levels, and maintaining improved heart health.
- The enzymes found in mangos aid digestion by breaking down food more quickly while also reducing any possible burning sensations. Also, thanks to its fiber content, it offers laxative properties and assists in controlling blood sugar levels and in preventing constipation.
- A Harvard study demonstrated that - thanks to mango’s beta-carotene content - it is effective in the prevention of prostate cancer.
- Mangos are good for your skin, eyesight, hair, mucous membranes, bones and the immune system, due to its vitamin C and A content.
- The magnesium and potassium found in mangos can help regulate blood pressure.
- Mangos contribute to facilitating the absorption of iron and the formation of red blood cells, collagen, teeth and bones. They are good for pregnant women and for those suffering from anemia.