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Mango

Mango

Mango

Mangoes are a great addition to your juicing diet and as they are available all year round there’s no excuse not to use them in your daily juicing regime, they’re becoming cheaper too especially in the summer months so it’s no big deal to swap out some of your other fruits so you can benefit from this fragrant and tasty fruit

Mango History

Mangoes are native to  northeast India, north western Myanmar and Bangladesh. They later spread to the rest of Asia by themselves and with the help of humans.

The mango can be traced back in the fossil records up to 30 millions years, although those early fruits aren’t the same as the mangoes you can buy from the supermarket these days, many centuries of development has produced the fruits we know and enjoy today. The modern Mango tree can grow up to a massive 130 feet tall and produce fruits for around 300 years,  with worldwide production exceeding 17 million metric tons a year they’ve never been more popular.

Mango Benefits

Mangoes are filled with antioxidants, Vitamin C, fiber, and all manner of healthy nutrients. All of that, in combination, will help your body in the following ways

-Clear up your skin thanks to Vitamin A

Mango

Mango

-Lower cholesterol levels

-Prevent certain kinds of cancer like breast, prostate, and colon

-Prevent dry eyes and increase night vision

-Create enzymes that aid digestions

-Enhance your immune system

-Stabilize insulin levels if you eat the leaves

Mango Juice

Why?

Mangoes aren’t something that you probably eat on a regular basis. If you really want the benefits, though, you need to add more to your diet. A lot of people aren’t up to adding more fruits to their diet but if you can get into the habit of juicing every day,  this is a quick and easy way to do it.

Tips For Juicing

-Always make sure that you wash your mangoes properly. No need to involve bacteria in your healthy juicing habit.

-Peel your mangoes with a potato peeler and then rinse the peeled fruit under running water,  pesticide residues can build up in the skin and you don’t want to add that back into your juice after you’ve gone to all the trouble of peeling the fruit

– As Mango flesh is quite soft, alternate the pieces of mango with other harder fruits and vegetables to help push the mango flesh through the juicer.

-It sounds obvious I know….. But there is a large stone in the middle of the mango and you shouldn’t put the whole thing into your juicer without removing the stone.

-If you want the most health bang for your buck drink the juice immediately.

-Always buy organic produce if it’s available and always check that the fruits you are buying are ripe and in good condition, how many times have you been into the supermarket and just picked up any old fruit to find that it’s no good when you get it home.

What Should You Mix Mangoes With?

Mangoes are similar to oranges in that they can go great with a huge number of other fruits and vegetables. You can find specific recipes on this site but for now here’s some ideas to get you started.

-Spinach

-Cucumbers

-Apple

-Carrots

-Oranges

-Pineapples 

-Coconut

 

Nutritional Data

NutritionPer 100g% RDA
Energy70 Kcal3.5%
Carbohydrates17 g13%
Protein0.5 g1%
Total Fat0.27 mg1 %
Cholesterol0 g0%
Dietary Fiber1.8 g4.5%

 

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

NutritionPer 100g% RDA
Folates31 µg 8%
Niacin0.286 mg2%
Pantothenic acid0.032mg0.5%
Pyridoxine0.041 mg3%
Riboflavin0.054 mg4%
Thiamin0.055 mg4.5%
Vitamin A35 IU1%
Vitamin C7.2 mg12%
Vitamin Emg%
Vitamin K µg%

Minerals

Minerals

Minerals

MineralsPer 100g% RDA
Calcium5.49 mg0.5%
Copper0.069 mg7%
Iron0.17 mg2%
Magnesium13.9 mg3.5%
Manganese0.10 mg4%
Phosphorus9.21 mg1%
Flouride0 mcg/
Seleniummcg%
Zinc0.12 mg1%

Electrolytes

ElectrolytesPer 100g% RDA
Sodium2 mg0%
Potassium156 mg3%

Phyto-nutrients

Phytonutrients Per 100g% RDA
Alpha-carotene17 ug_ _
Beta-Carotene444 µg_ _
crypto-xanthin-ß11 µg_ _
Lutein-zeaxanthin0 µg_ _
Lycopene ug_ _
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