Health Benefits of Mangoes

Are you a fan of Mangoes? They are delicious and have excellent vitamins and minerals in them! They are very beneficial to our health.

Mangoes are green and red when ripe. They contain a large seed and a tough skin, both of which must be removed. Like all fruits and vegetables, mangoes are what we call ‘nutrient-dense,’ which means they pack a lot of nutrients for not a lot of calories. Not only are mangoes sweet and delicious, they are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, along with many other essential vitamins and minerals. Mangoes contain phytochemicals and other antioxidants that help our body prevent and repair damage and help prevent heart disease and many types of cancer. Mangoes also contain vitamin E, which, along with vitamins A and C, are considered “beauty nutrients” for their effect on the skin. Mangoes are also a great source of potassium and soluble fiber.

Mango Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

5 mangoes, finely chopped

1 pineapple, cored and finely chopped

2 kiwi, finely chopped

½ cup finely chopped red onion

1 large jalapeno, minced

1 large garlic clove, minced

Juice of 1 lime

Directions:

Mix ingredients together and serve.

This salsa is excellent to use as a dip with blue corn tortilla chips or served on top of cooked chicken or fish.

— From Amy Kirchhoff, Hy-Vee dietitian

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6 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Mangoes

  1. Hooray for dietitians!

    Also, I absolutely love the taste of mangoes! The giant seed in the middle is a little awkward to deal with, but the flavor is wonderful.

    Great post! 🙂

  2. I actually just bought a whole load of mangoes two days ago! full box in the fridge! thank you for reminding us how good mangoes are for us!

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