PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Mango

Sweet, Delicious and Good for You

I used to think that “healthy” and “low calorie” meant “less than delicious.” I thought that “sweet” was a synonym of “fattening.” Then I met The Mango.

mango, an edible stone fruit produced by the tropical tree Mangifera indica, is believed to have originated from the region between northwestern MyanmarBangladesh, and northeastern India. Mango fruit varies in size, shape, sweetness, skin color, and flesh color which may be pale yellow, gold, green, or orange. It is the national fruit of IndiaPakistan and the Philippines. The mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh.

Mango reduces the risk of developinga diabetes, boosts immunity, supports healthy heart fuction, aids digestive health, supports ee health, and may help prevent several kids of cancer. One cup of fresh mango contains fewer than 100 calories, but it packs 67% of the daily requirement for vitamin C. In moderate amounts, it reduce the risk of diabetes. Mango has over a dozen different types of polyphenols, which function as antioxidants. Several B vitamins, along with vitamins A, C, K, and E boost the immune system. Magnesium, potassium, and the antioxidant mangiferin support healthy heart function. Digestive enzymes, water, dietary fiber, and other compounds aid various aspects of digestive health. Lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin A support eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin may protect your eyes from the sun, while a lack of vitamin A can create vision problems. Mango polyphenols fight oxidative stress, which is linked to many health conditions, including colon, lung, prostate, breast, and bone cancers.

1 cup of fresh mango provides
CARBOHYDRATE24.7 g
CALORIES100
FAT0.6 g
FIBER2.6 g
PROTEIN1.4 g
SUGAR22.5 g
COPPER20% DV
MAGNESIUM4% DV
POTASSIUM6% DV
VITAMIN A (RETINOL)10% DV
VITAMIN B1 (THIAMINE)4% DV
VITAMIN B2 (RIBOFLAVIN)5% DV
VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN)7% DV
VITAMIN B612% DV
VITAMIN B9 (FOLATE)18% DV
VITAMIN C67% DV
VITAMIN E10% DV
VITAMIN K6% DV
Sources: Wikipedia / healthline