Did you know the most popular fruit in the world is mango? Yes, mango lovers, The King of Fruit, is loved by many and are the best part of summer for us.
But how well do you know this famous fruit? For a start, mango is a tropical stone fruit with a sweet taste, incomparable flavor, and aroma, which gives pure bliss when eaten. Some say it is popular during the summer season because it helps prevent heatstroke from the scorching sun, while some say it’s the symbol for love, happiness, and friendships.
However, there is more! Did you also know many different kinds of mango vary in color, shape, flavor, and seed size? Right folks and depending on the variety, the inedible mango skin can either be green, red, yellow, or orange, while the edible inner flesh is mostly soft and yellow.
Alongside these incredible physical properties, mangoes contain many nutritional qualities that can help your skin, hair, eyes, immune system, and overall health functions!
They have a high amount of Vitamin C that is good for boosting the immune system and Vitamin A, which is vital for the development and maintenance of multiple epithelial tissues, including skin, hair, and sebaceous glands.
If consumed in moderation, mangoes can help to lose weight as they contain fibers and phytochemicals that help burst the natural fat. Mangoes are rich in carotene that promotes a healthy skin glow and contains beta carotene, which helps keep the eyes healthy and prevent macular degeneration.
We can go on and on the numerous health benefits of this summer goodness, but how about we finish off with some mango recipes you should try out.
Easy and delicious! You can cool down the heat with this fresh mango smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Ingredients: 4 Medium Mangoes
Instruction: Peel your washed mangoes and cut the flesh into small chunks. Put all your mango chunks in a blender and blend until its smooth and thick. Serve with some ice cubes if you want
Avocado Mango Salad
If you’re looking for a healthy lunch bursting with the colors and flavors of summer, this is for you!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
- One big mango
- One medium-sized red bell pepper
- I medium-sized red onion
- One tablespoon olive oil
- One medium-sized avocado
- One teaspoon salt
Instruction: Peel your washed mango and dice the flesh into small chunks and set aside. Chop your red onions and dice your red bell pepper into a bowl and set aside. Now toss together your diced mango, bell pepper, chopped onions, and olive oil in a serving bowl. Lastly, put in diced avocados and season with salt. Ready to serve.
You can order your fresh mangoes or all the needed fresh fruits online from NRTC Fresh and make mango inspired recipes for the summer. NRTC Fresh also offers a variety of fruit baskets you could gift a loved one too!