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Mango
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Mangoes have been cultivated in India for about 5000 years. They are now grown in many tropical countries including Brazil, Thailand, Pakistan, Mexico and Australia. Mangoes have a soft, sweet, peach-coloured flesh. The mango seed is large and "hairy" - always carry some dental floss around after eating the flesh around the seed of a mango.

There are many varieties of mango available - ranging from yellow/peach to reddish/green skin. To check how ripe they are smell the fruit - the sweeter the fragrance the more ripe the fruit. Rest it in your palm and gently squeeze it. If it gives too easily select another. Green mangoes are unripe. Slightly green will ripen in a few days.

Store unripe mangoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Once ripe they can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 - 3 days. They have to breathe so never store them in a plastic bag..
Category: Fruit
In Season: Summer
To Buy:
There are many varieties of mango available - ranging from yellow/peach to reddish/green skin. To check how ripe they are smell the fruit - the sweeter the fragrance the more ripe the fruit. Rest it in your palm and gently squeeze it. If it gives too easily select another. Green mangoes are unripe. Slightly green will ripen in a few days.
To Store:
Store unripe mangoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Once ripe they can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 3 days. They have to breathe so never store them in a plastic bag..
Tips & Tricks:
Cooking Tips:
Mangoes are so delicious as they are, but they also make delicious salsa - combined with fresh chilli, coriander and lemon. Mango contrasts beautifully with sharp, pungent flavours.

Nutrition per 1 Unit:

Weight (grams):
165
Carbohydrates, g:
20.9
Protein (g):
1.7
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Vitamin A:
Potassium:
Salicylates:
Moderate
Energy (kJ):
411
Low GI < 55:
Fat (g):
0.3
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.0
Vitamin C:
Amines:
Low
Glutamates:
n/a

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus
Eye Problems
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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