mango_facts12A mango is definitely one of the most succulent and great-tasting fruit with a tropical vibe. Mangoes are abundant in Southeast Asia and have been around as a food source for over 6,000 years.

Unripe mangoes taste sour and contain starch. When a mango turns sunny yellow and ripens, it tastes so sweet and delicious. Mangoes are very nutritious and good for those people who watch their diet. An average-sized mango contains up to 40% of your daily fiber requirement as well as enzymes which has good stomach soothing properties. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which are good for the body. With these essential elements present, eating mangoes are highly recommended by doctors for it may help slow the aging process, is good in lowering blood cholesterol levels, and effective in the prevention of several heart conditions, certain types of cancers, and other diseases.

Nutritients present in 100 grams of edible mango:
Minerals
Calcium            10.000 mg
Iron              0.130 mg
Magnesium           9.000 mg
Phosphorus         11.000 mg
Potassium            156.000 mg
Sodium             2.000 mg
Zinc              0.040 mg
Copper             0.110 mg
Manganese         0.027 mg
Selenium                   0.60 mcg

Vitamins
Vitamin C            27.700 mg
Thiamin                  0.058 mg
Riboflavin         0.057 mg
Niacin             0.584 mg
Vitamin B6            0.134 mg
Folate                14.000 mcg
Vitamin A, IU               3894 IU
Vitamin A, RE            389 mcg_RE
Vitamin E                   1.120 mg_ATE

Proximates
Water            81.71 g
Energy                 65.00 kcal
Energy               272.00 kj
Protein                   0.51 g
Total fat              0.27 g
Carbohydrate             17.00 g
Fiber             1.80 g
Ash             0.50 g

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