Every year 22nd July is known as National Mango Day. From big to small, mango is relished worldwide. Mangifera indica is the scientific name for mango. It was first grown in India around 5,000 years ago and now India is the highest producer of mangoes.
The king of Indian fruits is the mango. The term "mango" comes from India. As India's national fruit, it symbolizes wealth, plenty, and richness in the flavor of the country's image.Over 43 million tonnes of mangoes are produced globally. Here are some nutritional values of it:
Each serving of ripe sliced mango [165 grams] provides
- 107 Calories
- 3 grams of Fiber
- 1 gram of Protein
- 24 grams of Sugar
- 257 milligrams of Potassium
- 25% DV of Vitamin A
- 0.2 milligrams of B-6
- 76% DV of Vitamin C
It is the national fruit of not one but three countries: Pakistan, India, and the Philippines. It takes about 4 to 6 years for a tree to bear fruit. India is the largest producer of fruit, followed by China and Thailand.
Each serving of raw sliced mango [165 grams] provides
- 99 Calories
- 2.64 grams of Fiber
- 1.35 grams of protein
- 22.6 grams of Sugar
- 277 grams of Potassium
- 10% DV of Vitamin A
- 67% DV of Vitamin C
- 0.63 grams of Fat
- 24.4 grams of carbohydrates
- 1 milligram of beta carotene
- 38 micrograms of lutein and zeaxanthin
Miyazaki, an exclusive variety, is the world's most expensive type, costing up to Rs 2.5 to 3 lakh/kg. Furthermore, mangoes are the source of a compound known as mangiferin which may be able to reduce inflammation of the heart.
Benefits of eating mangoes:
- It helps in fighting cancer
- It helps in cleansing skin
- Helps in regulating diabetes
- A helpful way to lose weight
- Helps in alkalizing your body
- Improves eyesight
- Prevents heat stroke
- Help in strengthening the immune system
- It helps in improving concentration and memory
Is mango suitable for everyone:
Unless you experience an allergy, mango is generally recognized as safe for most people, but if you have watery eyes, runny nose, breathing problems, abdominal pain, sneezing, etc stop your consumption of mangoes for some days to see if there happen any changes in the symptoms.
Side effects of mangoes:
- Overeating mangoes may cause diarrhea. So, It is usually advised to consume a sufficient amount of this fruit.
- Mango contains a chemical called urushiol. People sensitive to this chemical may experience dermatitis on them.
- Avoid eating raw mangoes in large quantities as it may cause indigestion
- Artificial ripening is often done which is not safe for our health
- Overeating mangoes may also cause fever or urticaria
- Mangoes should be avoided or minimized by arthritis patients.
(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)