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Mango: Saturday's Food For Thought - Kouzounas Kitchen
Happy Saturday!! Saturday’s Food For Thought: Mangoes Mango Facts Mangoes are one of the richest sources of vitamin A and vitamin C and minerals namely potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Oval in shape and around five inches long, mangoes are heavy because of the single, large seed or stone in the middle. Mangoes were first cultivated in India several centuries ago. Most mangoes consumed in the U.S. are produced in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti. Besides having more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, mangos contain flavonoids like betacarotene, alphacarotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin, which help vitamin A to impart antioxidant strength and vision-protecting properties, maintaining healthy skin. Mangoes have about 100 calories per 1 cup. Did you know that 1 cup of mangoes provides 12 % of your daily dietary fiber?! In recent studies, mangoes have shown to protect against colon, breast, and prostate cancer. Mangoes are great in recipes, and you can use them in sweet and savory recipes. Have a lovely weekend! Advertisements