Mango is a highly versatile fruit that contributes essential nutrients and exquisite taste to a variety of meals and snacks. Did you know that mango finds its uses in both sweet and savory dishes? The ripeness level of mango determines its sweetness, and for a tarter taste, mango can also be eaten unripe.
Mangos contain over 20 different minerals and vitamins, helping to make them a superfood that you can add to your healthy meal plans (and shopping list).
Vitamin C: Mango is an excellent source of vitamin C that plays a major role in the work of the immune system. One serving (3⁄4 cup or 124g) of mango offers 50% of your daily dose of Vitamin C. It is also strong in providing Vitamin A, and B6
Strong Heart: A strong supply of folate from a single serving of mango, makes the body generate red blood cells which DNA, and encourages proper cardiovascular function. A serving of mango offers 15% of the daily requirements of folate.
Fiber and Weight Loss Management: One mango serving also offers 2 g of fiber, which slows down the bloodstream absorption of sugar and helps you feel full quicker and can therefore help improve weight loss. 7 per cent of your daily fiber needs are provided by a serving of mango.
Some of the dishes that you can incorporate into your plans for eating right are below:
Ginger Mango Smoothie
Ginger brings the zing and spinach adds the green to this tasty mango smoothie, that's ideal for a quick and nutritious snack.
Mango Avocado Toast
1 slice of bread, toasted
1/2 of a ripe avocado
4–6 slices of mango
pinch of red pepper flakes and sea salt
splash of lime juice
You can make your own variation of this mango toast and play with your taste buds.
Mango, Veggie and Bean Burrito:
For a nutrient-packed lunch or dinner, mango, black beans and caramelized vegetables wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla make this flavorful burrito perfect. An excellent source of vitamins C and A, which play an important role in promoting good immune function, is a brilliant benefit of this meal.