A mango is one way to experience that tropical feeling without ever leaving your kitchen.
Mangoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Copper and Vitamin A.
Click ahead for the complete list of mango facts, including origin, nutrients and phytochemicals…
What’s in a Mango?
per one whole mango, peeled
fat: 1 g
carbs: 35 g
protein: 1 g
fiber: 4 g, 14% RDA
Vitamin C: 57.3mg, 97% RDA
Vitamin A: 1584IU, 32% RDA
Vitamin E: 2.3mg, 12% RDA
Vitamin B6: 0.3mg, 14% RDA
Copper: 0.2mg, 11% RDA
Potassium: 323mg, 9% RDA
Sodium and cholesterol: 0
Phytochemicals in mangoes:
Mangoes also contain several important phytochemicals including: Cryptoxanthin, Lutein, Gallic Acid and Anacardic acid.
Read more about phytochemicals here.
Last Word: Mangoes are an incredibly healthy snack. You can eat the entire fruit for just over a hundred calories. High in fiber, virtually fat-free, and mangoes contain numerous vitamins. It is easy to see why tropical mangoes are considered a super fruit. Mangoes also contain beta-carotene which may help slow the aging process, reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer, improve lung function, and reduce complications associated with diabetes.
Where do Mangoes Come From?
Moangoes are indigenous to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia. In 2007, the most mangoes were grown in India, followed by China and Thailand.
It’s wonderful when a fruit that tastes so delicious has so many wonderful nutrients in it. Later this week I’ll be posting a delicious mango recipe-so be sure and check back for that!