Mangoes: King of Fruits for a reason
Not many fruits can claim to be popular amongst all age groups across all nations. But mango, the King of Fruits can certainly brag about that. From drinks being made and advertised to satiate thirst in non- mango season to ending every meal with a mango during mango season, this fruits has a special place in everyone’s heart.
In fact, more than the king, mangoes can actually be called as a superhero of fruits. Enchanting fragrance, bright colours, exhilarating taste and nutrition, this fruit is almost like a powerhouse for the body and the senses.
Fresh mangoes are best consumed when ripe. This almost exotic fruit is a treasure trove of nutrients. Even 1 cup of a farm fresh, ripe mango pulp can accrue so much of health benefits because of its nutritional value as it contains:
105 calories, 76% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin C, 25% of recommended Vitamin A, and 11% of all sorts of Vitamin B.
The health benefits of mangoes are such that it would not be too much a stretch to say that they are also an important contribution to cancer prevention. Mangoes contain a high amount of anti-oxidants, the ones which help prevent colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and leukaemia.
If you are looking for a fruit that is rich in iron and also tastes good, mango is the answer for you. The pulp of the fruit increases the haemoglobin count of the body and it works the best when consumed with a glass of sweetened milk.
Thought that brushing and flossing is the only way to keep your oral health in check? Well, mangoes got some news for you. Mango actually helps in making your teeth and gum healthy. For this, you can either use the bark of the mango tree which reduces tooth decay and a bleeding gum. The other is to grind it into a paste which also helps reduce the bleeding of the gums.
Giving tough competition to papayas in terms of improving the overall digestive health is mangoes. This king of fruits contains high number of fibres which helps a proper digestion.
For those who are looking for a clean, healthy and glowing skin, mangoes are the best answer for you. For best results, cut the mango into thin slices, place them on your face for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off. You are bound to notice a difference in how your skin looks.
Diabetic patients have a lot to cheer for when it comes to eating mangoes. As per a study conducted by the Federation of AmericanSociety for Experimental Biology (FASEB), eating mangoes everyday during the mango season may control and even lower blood sugar levels despite their inherent high sugar content. The American Diabetics Association also lists mangoes as one of the fruits which can be consumed by those suffering from diabetes (In moderation of course).
From being mentioned in Ayurvedic texts for its taste and health benefits to present doctors recommending mangoes to patients, this king of fruits has come a long way.
Unfortunately increased or rather excessive use of pesticides and chemicals has actually reduced its credibility. These chemicals hamper the nutritional value of mangoes.
Organic mangoes are maintaining the nutritional value of mangoes along with the taste. Cultivated without any harmful chemical, the organic and farm fresh mangoes are ripe with vitamins and minerals and ensure that mango truly retain its kingly title.
You can shop for organic mangoes online on Orgpick, your friendly neighborhood, organic food delivery service.