I remember the sweetest mangoes hanging from the trees in my family’s backyard in the Philippines. I don’t think I have never had a better mango after that. Those were some good memories, and I have been hooked on mangoes ever since. Read some more about this fabulous fruit in this week’s Product Highlight!
- A basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship in India and is the national fruit of India, as well as Pakistan and the Philippines
- One cup of fresh mango contains 100 calories and 3 grams of fiber which will make you feel fuller on fewer calories, which makes mangoes a perfect fruit to keep your calorie intake in check
- Mangoes contain more than 20 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. A cup of mango provides 100 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C, Vitamin A, B7 and folate that boosts the immune system
- Studying and in need the focus? Mango is rich in glutamine acid, which is an important protein for concentration and memory
- The paisley pattern, made popular in India, was inspired by the shape of a mango
Tip: Squeeze a mango softly to check whether it’s ripe. The mango should “give” slightly. To speed up ripening, place them in a paper bag at room temperature. Once ripe, mangoes can be moved to the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process