Mango, Calories, benefits and harms, Benefits

Mango – an evergreen mango tree has a height of 10 – 45 m, crown
the tree reaches a radius of 10 m.

New leaves grow yellowish-pink in color, but quickly
become dark green. Flowers from white to pink, after
disclosures have a scent similar to that of lilies. Ripe fruit
hang on long stems and weigh up to 2 kg. The mango peel is thin, smooth,
green, yellow or red depending on the degree of maturity
(a combination of all three colors is often found). Mango pulp can
be soft or fibrous, also depending on the maturity of the fruit,
it surrounds a large, hard, flat bone.

Originally, the plant grew in the area between
the Indian state of Assam and the state of Myanmar in humid
rainforests, but currently cultivated
in many countries: in the USA, Mexico, China, in the countries of South
and Central America, the Caribbean, in the tropical
belt of Africa (for example, in Kenya and in Côte d’Ivoire), in
many Asian countries (Thailand, Philippines), as well
in Australia.

First of all, you should choose fruits with a shiny healthy
peeled. Ripe and fresh mango fruit when touched
to him, as it were, “replies to the greeting.” However, with
the skin should not be too loose under the fingers.
Good quality mangoes are not too hard, but they are not
soft. It is better not to buy overripe fruits.

Useful properties of mango

Fresh mangoes contain (per 100 g):

Calories 60 Kcal

Vitamin C 36,4 Potassium, K 168 Vitamin
B4 7,6 Phosphorus,
P 14 Vitamin E 0,9 Calcium, Ca 11 Vitamin
Магний, Mg
Витамин B5
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Full composition

The pulp of a ripe mango contains approximately
15% sugar, up to 1% protein.

Mango pulp consists of water, contains proteins, carbohydrates
and fiber, it is rich in vital vitamins D, C,
A, B vitamins, calcium,
phosphorus, iron.
Contains zinc, magnesium,
pectin, beta-carotene, organic acids, sucrose.

The mango tastes like a mixture of peach and pineapple,
only twice as sweet.

The mango pulp contains 12 amino acids, including
including all irreplaceable. Rich in mango fruits and carotenoids,
which give rise to a yellow or orange-yellow color
pulp (carotene in mango is almost 5 times more than in tangerines).

Vitamins C and E contained in mango fruits in a complex
with carotene and fiber prevent cancer (thick
and rectum, pancreas and prostate glands,
breast, cervix, stomach and other organs).

B vitamins, vitamin C and carotene strengthen the immune
body system and protect healthy cells from oxidation
as antioxidants.

Mango relieves nervous tension, improves mood,
helps to overcome stress, increases sexual

Mango has an antipyretic effect, it increases
tone and improves the functioning of the cardiovascular system.
Mango is recommended for gum disease.
and oral cavity, as well as for pain in the stomach, with colds.
Mango leaves are an excellent teeth whitener.

European herbalists prescribe a decoction of mango leaves
for the treatment of diabetes and retinal damage in
diabetics. There is also an improvement in the state of blood vessels.
and the pancreas. Decoction of semi-dry mango leaves
helps with hypertension, in the treatment of multiple hemorrhages
on the skin, varicose veins, etc.

In Indian folk medicine, mango fruits are famous for
that cure many diseases (even cholera and
plague). Ripe fruits are prescribed as a diuretic
and a laxative for internal bleeding.
Mango juice is used to treat acute dermatitis; seeds apply
with asthma.

Research by scientists shows that mango extract
has an amazing ability to reduce weight and regulate
the level of the so-called “bad” cholesterol. Specialists
tested an extract from the seeds of this plant and found out
that its natural ingredients are able to regulate
metabolic processes in the body.

Surprisingly, in countries where this fruit is widely cultivated,
and even more so in India it is eaten practically
at all stages of development. So, for example, in India, very
popular dish consisting of pieces of unripe
mango marinated in oil, salt and spices. truth
the usefulness of this culinary delight is doubtful, already
it is too oily, sour and spicy. And therefore his
in no case should those who suffer
arthritis, rheumatism, sinusitis and gastritis with increased

Mango seeds produce an oil rich in valuable fatty
acids. It prevents cutting and gives puffiness
hair. Mango pulp can also be used to make a fifteen-minute
mask for the ends of the hair.

Dangerous properties of mango

Remember that after eating mango it is not recommended for
two hours to drink alcoholic beverages.

Also, mango should not be for people with individual intolerance and allergies.
And if a person has a sensitive mucous membrane, then this fruit
also undesirable.

Mango peels can also become an allergen for some people,
they may have swollen lips and a rash on their skin. But the fruit itself
while you can eat. And it is worth peeling a mango with gloves.

Unripe mango fruits, if overeating, can cause colic,
irritation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and respiratory tract.

Ripe fruits consumed in excessive amounts can cause
fever, stomach obstruction, and hives.

Mango must be able to cut not only beautifully, but also correctly so that the fruit does not lose its juice. How to do this, you can find out from the presented video.

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Anna Evans

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