Mango

Lucas S.

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History of the Mango

The mango is a fruit found in the south of the world. Scientist are studying where it originated from and they think it came from India in the North West of Myanmar. Mangoes evolved. At the first stages of the mango, it was hard and did not have much flesh in it. When it evolved, about 4000 years, there was more flesh and more juices. The mango spread across Europe and eventually in South America.


How to select the best mango

1. Mangoes should be soft and you should be able to push your finger slightly into them. You should not be able to push deep into the mangoes skin.
2. You want to choose nice plump and round mangoes with little to no dents.
3. Smell it! The perfect mango should have a strong sweet scent and a fruity aroma around the stem.
4. Color is not a big thing for mangoes. It all depends on the mango itself.
5. Choose the correct verity of mango that you need.


How to store them

You want to keep them around 55 degrees Fahrenheit (around 13 degrees Celsius) to ripen them. Therefore, you need to refrigerate them. Mangoes can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks.


Vitamins and Minerals and Health Benifits

Mangoes contain amounts of Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, Alpha-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Copper

The mango is known as the "cure of cancer". It protects against colon, breast, leukemia, prostate and many other cancers.


Nutritional facts

Mangoes contain

1.6g Fibre, 168g Potassium, 60 calories, 0.4g fat, 14g Sugar, 0.8g Protein, 1mg Sodium per 100g



How you can buy mangoes

Mangoes could be bought in whole, canned, sliced or dried


Peak season

The peak season of a mango is in the summer and spring where it is warm.


Interesting facts

-Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world
-Mangoes were first grown in India for over 5,000 years!
-Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios

-1 mango contains 100% of your daily vitamin C

-Mangoes are available all year round!

-A basket of mangoes is considered a sign of friendship in India


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