The mango is native to South Asia (e.g. India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, etc.). It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh.
Nutrition Benefits of Mangoes
Mangoes contain a significant amount of Vitamin C and Folate (B9). They contain numerous phytochemicals, polyphenols, and carotenoids (all various types of antioxidants).
Mangoes have been linked to benefiting asthma prevention (due to beta-carotene), cancer prevention (prostate, colon, breast, lung, and leukemia in particular) (due to high levels of pectin), digestion enzymes, acne and skin health, anti-aging, brain health, and immune boosting.
Mangoes have also been known throughout history as an aphrodisiac.
We typically buy frozen, pre-cut mangoes to be used in smoothies. They are cheaper and last a very long time.Nutrition Facts