The mango is thought to have originated over 5,000 years ago in the Hindo-Berma region, which extends from eastern India and southern China across Southeast Asia. It spread early on to Malaya,eastern Africa and eastern Asia . Mangos grow in tropical and subtropical climates throughout the world.
Mangos are the succulent, aromatic fruits of an evergreen trees, Mango is a drupe, consisting of an outer skin, a fleshy edible portion, and a central stone enclosing a single seed – also called stone fruit, like plum, cherry and peach. Mango flavor is complex, and may be dominated by the compounds that characterize peaches and coconuts (lactones), generically fruity esters, medicinal or even terpenes, and caramel notes.
Botanica Name: Mangifera indica
Today, there are over 50 varieties of mangoes sold around the world. There are many Famous mango varieties in India like Alphonso, Chaunsa, Dasehri, Langra, Safeda or Banganapalli, Kesar, Neelam, Sindoora etc.
Boosts the immune system
Mangoes are rich source of vitamin C and vitamin A, it plays a major role in strengthening an individual's immunity and also mangoes are a good source of zinc, which is important for maintaining the overall health of the immune system.
Mangos are a rich source of Different kinds of carotenes amongst Beta-carotene, a powerful carotenoid it helps to enhance the immune system and make it impervious to bacteria and toxins.
MAIN THING: Mango is considered not only strengthens all the muscles, nerves, and tissues of the body but also cleanses the body from within to improve immunity.
The mango is a phytochemically dense food with high levels of carotenoids and phenolic compounds.
Studies shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. The anticancer properties of mango are also attributed to mangiferin, a compound primarily found in the fruit. Mangiferin has shown promising chemotherapeutic and chemopreventative potential.
MAIN THING: Whole mango and mango juice, inhibiting the growth cycle of cancer cell.
Lowers cholesterol and prevent heart disease
High amounts of soluble dietary fiber pectin found in Mangoes, that efficiently contributes to lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
A study done on lab rats that shows, mangiferin( a compound in mangoes) lowered the level of LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and triglycerides levels and increase the levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the good cholesterol.
Mangoes contain numerous phytochemicals it helps to reduce body fat and control blood sugar. And also numerous minerals found in mangoes in which one is potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids which helps control heart rate, blood pressure and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
MAIN THING: Consumption of Mangoes, which helps to decreases LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and increases good HDL cholesterol and also control heart rate, blood pressure and prevents cardiovascular diseases.
Improves eye health
Vitamin A plays an important role in keeping your eyes healthy and your eyesight safe. The high amount of vitamin A as well as flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin are present in mangoes which prevent macular degeneration and promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
MAIN THING: The vitamin A and beta-carotene in mangoes help boost eye health.
Mangoes are great source fibers and phytochemicals, one of phytochemicals called mangiferin helps to lower blood glucose levels.
Mango also has a relatively low glycemic index so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels. Deep research is still ongoing, but some studies have already revealed that mangos are a great natural remedy for diabetes. Mango leaves are also helpful in curing diabetes.
MAIN THING: Whole Mango and mango leaves may help to treat the Diabetes.
An aphrodisiac is a substance/food that increases libido. Mango is best aphrodisiac.
Mangos are a great source of vitamin E, it hepls to boost sex drive. A study shows Vitamin E and Beta carotene in Mango helps to improve sperm health in men and also prevent oxidation damage on sperm membrane.
MAIN THING: Regular Mango consumption will helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. Aphrodisiac qualities in mango called ‘love fruit’.
Just like papayas, Mangoes contain enzymes that help in breaking down protein, thus facilitating digestion and elimination. Mango is rich source of dietary fiber, ensures proper bowel movement, keeps the digestive tract clean and prevents constipation and to improve digestive health.
Mangoes are alkaline in nature, due to The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body it can cure acidity and also contain several bio-active compounds like Esters, Terpenes and Aldehydes which can further cure indigestion and contribute in enhancing appetite.
Main thing: Mangos are great in keeping your digestive system working without interruptions and alkalizes the Whole Body.
Mangos supply a notable amount of iron. Iron produces healthy red blood cells to transport oxygen throughout your body which makes them beneficial for people suffering from anemia.
MAIN THING: A regular, moderated intake of mangoes can help eliminate anemia.
Mango is rich source of vitamin B6, is also known as pyridoxine, and helps your brain in producing neurotransmitters which helps in improving brain function and maintaining an efficient nervous system. It also enhances your mood by controlling stress and is known as an energy builder.
Glutamine acid, present in mango, improves memory and concentration.
A study proved that mango extracts contain pharmacologically active principles that are memory-enhancing in nature.
Another study attributed the potential protective agent against Mild Cognitive Impairment, increased cholinergic function and the decreased oxidative stress which in turn enhanced memory properties, presence in mangoes extracts.
MAIN THING: Mangos as a part of your diet, you can be assured of a healthy brain, effective nerve functioning, improves memory and concentration.
Mangoes are full of energy, minerals and water that’s why ripe mangoes are considered refreshing. It helps to cool off the heat and also keep the body well hydrated and preventing or curing heatstroke.
MAIN THING: Mango pulp and juice helps to prevents heat stroke.
The skin is the largest organ of the body, As already discussed, mangoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, Can be used both internally and externally for the skin and Mangos help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. Vitamin A has also been found to reduce oil production on the skin. The vitamin can also aid skin growth and repair, and reduce fine lines as well.
MAIN THING: Drinking mango juice helps in Treatment Of Acne, Lightens Complexion, Anti-ageing, for Dry and Oily Skin
Mango contain several nutrients, like vitamin E, which improves blood circulation to the scalp and enhances oxygen uptake of the hair follicles which help promote hair growth and also prevent hair loss and premature greying.
MAIN THING: Mango Promotes Hair Growth and Mango seed kernel and seed oil used for Hair loss and Grey hair.
Mango is Safe in food amounts.
Warnings & precautions
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: No information available. Avoid use for safety..
Choose slightly firm mangos with sweet aroma. Avoid sap on skin.
Store mangos at room temperature 1-2 days. Refrigerate peeled, cut mangos store up to 1-2 months