Mangos are an amazing fruit. Touted as a super fruit they have so many health benefits and are full of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Vitamin A.
They originated in southern Asia in the area around Burma and eastern India where they were cultivated for over 4,000 years. Known as the “king of the Fruits”, today they are grown throughout the tropical world, with more than 1,000 different varieties available, ranging in color from greenish, yellowish to reddish, often tinged with purple, pink, orange-yellow or red.
The health benefits of mangoes have long been known in these areas, now the rest of the world is catching on.
Mangos are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat. With more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, they are low in fat and free from cholesterol and sodium. Did you know that one cup of mangoes will provide you with 100% of your daily vitamin C requirements, 35% of your vitamin A and are a rich source of fiber and potassium. They also contain flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin.
As well they are rich sources of minerals, such as copper, potassium and iron and contain traces of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium, calcium, zinc and phosphorous.
With all these nutrients it’s not surprising mangoes have so many health benefits:
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