MANGO

Mangoes grow in tropical areas and are originally from India. Their pulp has an orange colour, it is sweet and smells great.

Benefits and properties

  • High content in vitamins A and C, which strengthen the immune system.
  • They keep cholesterol low.
  • They aid digestion.
  • The glutamic acid they contain strengthens mental concentration and helps fight memory loss.
  • They increase iron levels.
  • High fibre content, which favours bowel transit.

Storage

If we want to accelerate their ripening process we can leave them at room temperature along with other fruits.

When selecting mangoes we should not be guided by their colour but by touch; choose those that are the softest when you press them with your fingers and those that give off a strong smell.

Once ripe, they can be eaten for approximately 5 days, and this period can be extended if they are stored in the refrigerator.

Preparation

To cut the mango we must make two cuts lengthwise since its stone is flat and elongated.

Mangoes can be used in sauces, salads, fruit salads, desserts, smoothies, jams and ice cream. This fruit is widely used in recipes.