Mango

Is MANGO part of your diet?

These are its properties and benefits.

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  • Contains 83% water.
  • Powerful antioxidant: protects cell membranes.
  • Improves the absorption of iron contained in food.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Repairs tissue and improves growth.
  • Powerful antioxidant: protects cell membranes from free radicals involved in cellular ageing and the emergence of various chronic diseases.
  • Stimulates the immune system.
  • Vital for the formation of red blood cells.
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle, helps with placenta development and enhances the production of progesterone, precursor to androgen and oestrogen.
  • Helps modulate bone growth during bone remodelling.
  • Regulates the gene expression of multiple genes.
  • Essential for maintaining cell differentiation and the production of mucus, which protects the tissue and walls of the respiratory and digestive tracts.
  • It converts into Vitamin A. The body metabolises it and converts it to Vitamin A when needed.
  • Boosts eye and skin health.
  • It helps with the formation and preservation of soft tissues, bones, membranes and mucous.
  • It helps the immune system to work properly.
  • Antioxidant properties delay cellular ageing.
  • Can reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Produces red blood cells along with vitamin B12 preventing macrocytic and megaloblastic anaemias.
  • Helps the body to maintain and create new cells.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Vitally important during pregnancy for DNA synthesis and the formation of the foetus’ brain.
  • Regulates intestinal transit and fights constipation.
  • Lowers levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels.

Mango

How can we tell when it is ripe and ready to eat?

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Illustration "By their hardness"
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Room temperature speeds up ripening, leave them together in the fruit bowl. Refrigeration slows down the ripening process, take them out of the fridge one hour before eating them so as to enjoy their texture and flavour better.

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