All About Mango



History:

The word "mango" originated from the Tamil word māṅgai or mankay or Malayalam māṅṅa. The mango originated in Southeast Asia mainly in India where it has been grown for over 4,000 years. Over the years mango groves have spread to many parts of the tropical and sub-tropical world, where the climate allows the mango to grow best. Today there are over 1,000 different varieties of mangoes throughout the world.


Benefits:

Mangoes really can make you feel better! Beyond being delicious and rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, mangoes contain an enzyme with stomach soothing properties similar to papain found in papayas. These comforting enzymes act as a digestive aid and can be held partially responsible for that feeling of contentment we experience during and after our daily mango ritual. Yes, it is quite natural to crave those mangoes!


Mango, both in its green and ripe form is a very good tenderizing agent due to these same enzymes, therefore ideal to include in any marinade.The ripe mango tones up the heart muscle, improves complexion and stimulate appetite. Green mango contains a large portion of starch which gradually change into a glucose, sucrose and maltose  as the fruit begins to ripe.


We all know the importance of fiber in our diets. If you are eating your mango-a-day, irregularity is not a problem for you. Research has shown that dietary fiber has a protective effect against degenerative diseases, especially with regards to the heart; may help prevent certain types of cancer, as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels. An average sized mango can contain up to 40% of your daily fiber requirement. For those of you who are physically active, whether working out or constantly on the go, mangoes are also a great way to replenish that lost potassium. Deliciously rich in anti-oxidants, potassium and fiber - the mango is the perfect fruit! Truly 'the king of fruit'.

How to use:

The best way to get all benefit of mango is to eat fresh. However mango can be consumed in any form..Green mango, ripe mango and even Mango seed.
  • Raw Mango : Chutney, Pickle, Curry, Powder, Salad, Cooler/Drink, Rice etc....
  • Ripe Mango : Juice, Pudding, Dessert, Cakes, Lassi (Smoothie) etc....
  • Mango Seed : Mouth Freshener etc..
Remedies and Health Curative of Green Mango And Ripe Mango:
  • Raw mango can be made as drink and served chilli sizzling summer drink to overcome dehydration, Heat Strokes.
  • Consume raw mango with salt sprinkled and this will help to quench your thirst during summer,to prevent excess loss of water from body.
  • Dried mango Powder / Amchur Powder which is prepared after drying it from sun is an excellent remedy for Scurvy(due to Vitamin C deficiency).
  • Intake of fresh green mango will increase body resistance, increase information of new blood cell which inturn cure for blood disorders.
  • Fresh ripe mangoes are rich in Vitamin A which helps for good vision, Vitamin C which helps to develop healthy immune system which leads for bone growth.
  • Mango is good for children who suffers from lack of concentration in their studies as it contain Glutamine acid which boost memory and makes cells active.
  • Mango leaves help normalize insulin level in the blood, so boil few mango leaves in sufficient water and allow to saturate overnight.Next day morning filter the decoction and have as a home remedy for diabetic.the glycemic index of mango is low, ranging between 41-60. Mango does not have significant effect in increasing Blood Sugar level.
Precaution:


     As we all know Too much of anything is good for Nothing. Drink water immediately after eating raw mango. Eat as much is sufficient(one per day) and lead a healthy contented life.


You might also like:
Here are some mango recipes for you reference.


    Raw Mango Peanut Chutney

   Raw Mango Rice / Mamidikaya Annam

   Mango Sago Pudding

     Thai Mango Salad

    Instant Mango Pickles


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