Also called sugar mango, this variety of mango boasts unrivalled sweetness and a creamy pulp that melts in your mouth.
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Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:
Protection of the nervous system
Bladder and urinary tract health
Baby Mango is...
A HIGH NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN A
Half a cup of baby mango provides 22% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. Besides helping you see in the dark, vitamin A stimulates the production of white blood cells, helps bone turnover, and regulates cell growth.
A HIGH NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
One serving (100 grams) of baby mango provides 61% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system; it also helps with wound healing, the production of collagen, and it increases the amount of iron that our bodies can absorb from plants. Baby mango is also rich in antioxidants (flavonoids), which help our bodies fight toxins and free radicals.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN B1
A serving (100 grams) of baby mango provides 2% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B1, also known as thiamin. This vitamin helps convert blood sugar into energy, and it is essential for muscular, cardiovascular and nervous system function. The recommended daily intake for women is 1.1 milligrams, and men should have 1.5 milligrams every day.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM
A serving (100 grams) of baby mango provides 3% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. This powerful mineral regulates mineral balance in our body, and helps with energy production and enzyme activity.
Also known as sugar mango or mango de azúcar, the baby mango is the national fruit of India and Pakistan, and the tree is the national tree of Bangladesh. The Harvest Festival of the Dominican Mango is celebrated every year in the Dominican Republic, and Baní is the self-proclaimed mango capital. The fruit is native to India, where it is known as the “king of the fruits”. In Colombia, mango is grown in 16 regions, of which Tolima is the main producer. Given its robustness, mango can grow at different altitudes and ecological niches; it is grown from sea level up to 5,500 feet. Did you know that in Hinduism the deity Ganesha is depicted holding ripe mangos in her hands? These are a symbol of the achievements of her disciples and of the potential for achieving perfection. Some people use the leaves of the mango tree to treat diabetes and to boost the immune system. In Southeast Asia, the best fruit of the crop is given away to friends to strengthen the bond.
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