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All About Mangoes!

All About Mangoes!
All About Mangoes! - More mangos are eaten fresh all over the world than any other fruit! We have all seen these tasty looking fruits showing up everywhere in the fruit markets in these summer days.
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  • Introduction
    ‘Mango’ one of the most tasty and most fattening fruits, mango is truly called the ‘King of Fruits’. A tropical fruit, it comes in as many as 1000 different varieties, each of them totally delicious.

  • History
    The mango originated in Southeast Asia where it has been grown for over 4,000 years. The mango tree will fruit 4 to 6 years after planting it require hot, dry periods to set and produce a excellent crop. Mango trees are evergreens that will grow to 60 feet tall.

    Facts
    Some interesting facts given below:

    • There are over 20 million metric tons of mangos grown throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world.
    •  The leading mango producer is India, with very little export as most are consumed within the country. Mexico and China compete for second place, followed by Pakistan and Indonesia. Thailand, Nigeria, Brazil, Philippines and Haiti follow in order.

    Research Results and Analysis
    The benefit of the Mango for human health is given below:

    • Mangoes are full packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and contain like all fruits very few proteins, fats and calories. They are perfect to replenish salts, vitamins and energy after physical exercise.
    • The famous Unani/ Greek physician Hakeem Hashmi teaches that “mangoes strengthens and invigorates the nerve tissues in muscles, heart and brain and other parts of the body”.

    Nutrients
    Mangoes, both ripe and unripe are very good sources of vitamin C ripe mango provide a good source of calories. This highly nutritious fruit has many wonderful benefits and is a boon for anyone who wants to gain weight they are good source of vitamins and minerals essential for the human body its is an affordable fruit  and they are an incredibly healthy snack. You can eat the entire fruit for just over a hundred calories.

    One medium sized mango comprises of:

    • Calories - 107
    • Protein - 0.84 g
    • Carbohydrate - 28 g
    • Total Fat - 0.45 g
    • Fiber - 3 g
    • Vitamin A - 6425 IU
    • Vitamin C - 45.7 mg
    • Magnesium - 18 mg
    • Potassium - 300 mg
    • Calcium - 20 g
    • Cholesterol - 0 g
    • Saturated fat - 0 g
    • Traces of manganese, selenium, iron, sodium and phosphorus

    Mango Health Benefits
    Weight gain is not the only benefit of mangoes. One of the benefits of mangoes comes from the presence of gallic acid. Since it is binding to the bowels, gallic acid works as a wonderful disinfectant for the body. Mangoes are also wonderful blood cleansers. It is also supposed to reduce excessive heat in the body and prevent body odours.

    If you feel low in energy and are constantly tired, mangoes can be very beneficial. Since it is rich in vitamin content, it provides the body with strength and stamina.

  • The nutritional value of mango makes it good for weight gain, eye disorders, hair loss, heat stroke, prickly heat, diabetes, bacterial infections, sinusitis, piles, indigestion, constipation, morning sickness, diarrhoea, dysentery, scurvy, spleen enlargement, liver disorders and also improves brain functioning.

  • Dried Mango seeds are good toothpaste strengthens the gums and helps in curing dental problems foul smell pyorrhoea.

  • Roast a ripe Mango on hot sand in a pan. Sucking the juice of this Mango eliminates all the bronchial congestion and gives relief in cough. According to ‘Hakeem Hashmi’ sucking the juice and not eating cut mangos is better for health.

  • Taking Mango regularly makes the complexion fair and the skin soft and shining.

  • Curative Property of Green Mango
    The ripe mango tones up the heart muscle, improves complexion and stimulates appetite. Green or unripe mango contains a large portion of starch which gradually changes into glucose, sucrose and maltose as the fruit begins to ripe.

  • Good Source of Fiber
    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 and so we'll spare the gruesome details regarding constipation, piles and spastic colon. 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.

  • Ways to Consume the Mangoes
    The best way to get all the wonderful benefits of the mango is to eat it fresh. You can, however, combine it with other fruits in salads or drink a glass of mango milkshake for breakfast. Mango pickles and mango chutney are some delicious ways to get the benefits of raw mangoes.

  • The fact is that this yummy fruit is bound to provide you with some wonderful nutrients & marvellous benefits.

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