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We all probably aware of health benefits of mango. Mango is a summer fruit that gives utmost satisfaction in the warm season.

What kind of fruit is mango?

Mango is a juicy yellow pulp, tropical fruit. Mango is considered as the king of tropical fruit. Mango’s flesh or pulp is a yellow-orange color, juicy, a mixture of sour and sweet. It is unique and peculiar by its flavor.

The genus belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceae. Mangoes are also native to South Asia as a result, from South Asia the common mango or Indian mango has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the tropics.

What is special about Mango fruit?

Mango is always as “The King of Fruits”. It is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and health-promoting qualities making it numero – uno among few functional foods, often labeled as “super fruits”. Mango is one of the delicious seasonal fruits grown in the tropics. Mango is also a low – calorie fruit that is high in fiber, and is a great source of Vitamins A and C.In addition it contains B6, iron, and a little calcium and Vitamin E, copper, abundant potassium that is great for the body. It is an energy food and provides sugar rush to your body keeping you energetic and active throughout the day. Mango is one of the most delicious fruits that is filled with nutritious goodness as opined by Vineetha Reddy, the nutritionist.

Above all according to a nutritionist, Jasleen Kaur “Mangoes are fat-free and salt-free and are slide super fruits for summers”. Mangoes are not only known for their unique flavor but also known for nutrient value too. With an abundance of vitamins and minerals, they promise excellent health. The fruit is rich in fiber and antioxidants that help to boost your immunity.

Varieties of Mango

India is the largest producer of mangoes. There are many varieties of mangoes in India with a distinctive flavor, taste, shape, size, and color. Mango is our national fruit too. Famous varieties of mangoes in our country are Alphonso, Dasheri, Langra, Pairi, Badami, Chausa, Himsagar, Neelum, Amrapali, Bnganpalli, Mallika, Raspuri, Mulgoa, Kesar, etc.

Among these Alphonso is the best quality mango and we are exporting it to other countries also. It is famous for its sweetness, richness, and flavor and Alphonso is regarded as the King of Mangoes.

Tastiest Mango Variety

Alphonso mango of India got this tastiest Mango credit. This is grown in the Konkan region of Maharashtra and Gujarat state moreover condition in those regions are favorable for Alphonso Mangoes. Alphonso is the most exquisite variety of mango with the best flavor, sweetness, appearance, and richness. 

Health Benefits of Mango

  • Fights against Heart diseases and cancer
  • Aids in weight gain
  • Helps in pregnancy
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Boosts immunity and Brain Health
  • Gives relief from Anemia
  • Helps to maintain healthy Heart
  • Aids in managing diabetes
  • Cures acne and slows the aging process
  • Improves digestion [ Suggested Read: Acidity: 9 Formulas To Treat Acidity, Gastritis]
  • Good for eyes and vision
  • Lowers Cholesterol level
  • Rich in Minerals
  • In preparation of Jam, Jelly, and Candy
  • Acts as a blood cleanser
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Combats acidity

Mango Recipes

Mango juice

Ingredients: Ripe mango fruit – 2, sugar depending upon the sweetness of mango, two glasses of water.

Method: Put cleaned and peeled mango pieces and sugar in a juicer jar with a glass of water and crush it for just 2 – 3 minutes and pour it to glass, if you like chilled juice, serve it by adding with pieces of ice.

Health Benefits of Mango:  It increases appetite. And improves digestion too. It prevents dehydration. The drink reduces the effects of intense heat. 

Mango Rasayanam

Ingredients:  mangoes – 4, grated jaggery – 2 medium-size bowls, coconut milk – 2 glasses, cardamom 2 – 39powder), a pinch of salt. White Sesame.

Method:

First, Wash and Clean mangoes. After that, peel and chop those mangoes into small pieces. Put those mango pieces in a bowl. Squeeze and mix well. Take one medium size coconut. Grate one whole piece of the coconut. After grating, subsequently, prepare coconut milk. Grind the grated coconut in your mixer grinder then, extract the milk with the help of strainer or cloth specially meant for it.

Above all now, you can heat grated jaggery in a bowl by adding some half cup of water, boil the same till it reaches thick paste form, and then with the help of strainer you can store it in another container. By doing this we can avoid the small stones and other unwanted stuff in jaggery. Now, take the bowl of mango pieces to pour coconut milk and jaggery paste, Stir it thoroughly add a pinch of salt, and add cardamom powder. Healthy and tasty recipe “Mango Rasaayanam” is ready to serve. Also along with dosa also it is suitable.

Health Benefits: Ripe mango is packed with high minerals and Vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes. This recipe brings comfort to your stomach in addition, keeps intact your digestive system, boosts your immunity, and in addition, it helps to strengthen your bones.

Mango rasam 

Ingredients: 4 – 5  mangoes, green chilly 2 – 3, jaggery – 3 – 4 tablespoons, salt to taste, turmeric powder – ½ tablespoon, red chilly powder – 1 tablespoon.

For acclimatization: coconut oil – 2 tablespoons, curry leaves – 10, red chilly – 2, mustard seeds one tablespoon.

Method: Wash mangoes. After that, peel the skin of mangoes. Subsequently, squeeze the mangoes. Pour the mangoes in a bowl. In addition, add 5 – 6 glasses of water. Meanwhile, add jaggery and a pinch of salt to taste. In addition, add turmeric powder, green chilly pieces. Switch on your stove firstly and secondly, keep the bowl and let it boil for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring often. Cook those mangos thoroughly.  For acclimatization, heat the small pan in addition, pour two tablespoons of coconut oil. Subsequently, put pieces of red chilies, and mustard seeds one tablespoon. Put curry leaves meanwhile mustard seeds get fried and after that put into rasam bowl. Mango rasam is ready now.

Health Benefits:

Mango rasam or maavina hannina Saru increases appetite. It is good for digestion, In addition, good for the functioning of taste buds.