Mangoes are my favorite fruit, followed by cherries, and Nectarines, the first time I had to purchase mangoes was after immigrating to England in 1962 at age 18. Mangoes was available in abundance from the smallest to the largest and many kinds ; I can only recall experiencing tart mangoes from one particular tree. Trees were all around the house, in the various parcels of land cultivated by my father, and of the plantation for which my grandfather was an overseer.
One issue that has always puzzled me is why are there so many varieties of mangoes, different sources have mentioned 500, 1000,and over 2000 varieties of mangoes, some I am aware are grafted. Mangoes vary in size, shape color and sweetness; the fruit takes about 4 to five months from flowering to ripen, they ripen mainly in summer and mostly bear fruit once a year, but some trees can produce fruit twice a year, I have a variety in my yard that produces fruit every two years.
At no time during that time did anyone taught us about the health benefits of mangoes, we just ate them because we loved them. Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines came later after residing in the UK. In Barbados the choices were papaya, sour sops, coco plums, avocados, genips, cashews, (fruit and nuts), bananas galore, mammy apples, golden apples, sugar apples. gooseberries, and yellow plums.
Perhaps the reason I was never seriously ill in Barbados was because we were eating healthy without being aware of the fact; despite the fact that my grandfather was the village butcher, we kept animals, and we ate meat often.mutton from the sheep was my favorite meat. I can only remember going to the doctor twice during my early years, once for a cut on the forehead, and once for taking phensic and drinking coco cola on an empty stomach.
Mango is a delicious tropical fruit that is high in fiber, low calories a great source of Vitamins A, C, B6, and E. it also contains calcium, folate, zinc and is a good source of Antioxidants. Mangoes have been scientifically studied for their health benefits; they are native to southeast Asia.
Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh; but are grown in Brazil, Bermuda, China, AsiaUSA, Mexico, South America, Central America, Hawaii the Caribbean, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, Viet Nam, and Africa
Prevent heart disease
Improves Eye health
Promote brain health
strengthens the immune system
Acts as a skin cleanser-enhance skin health
Alkalizes the whole body
May helps with diabetes
helps fight heat stroke
beneficial for pregnant women
aid weight loss
promotes healthy sex
help prevent asthma
regulate blood pressure
help treat kidney stones
boost bone health
might treat anemia
improve hair health
might help treat diarrhea
The leaves can be used to make tea; and research has indicated that mango leaves can help regulate diabetes.
Here are 10 Benefits of mango leaves listed by -food.ndtv.com
Lowers blood pressure
Treats gall and kidney stones
Cures respiratory problems
Remedy for ear aches
Mangoes can be eaten in different ways, naturally, in cubes or slices, in salads, juices, smoothies, mango chutney is excellent with curries.
There in no other experience to match biting into a ripe juicy mango.
Can you eat mango skin
I have eaten some juicy mangoes where the skin was soft and tasty, but I was never aware of the danger of eating mango skin. Apparently mangoes belong to the same family as poison ivy and when you eat mango skin you are exposing your face to the same toxin in poison ivy, which causes an itchy rash. You probably should peel your mangoes and not eat the skin, even when it is soft and tasty like some I have eaten; luckily I have never experienced a rash or allergic reaction. Not all mango skin is tough and bitter.
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For more information, search the Internet for the Health Benefits of Mangoes, and you will receive an abundance of education.
Cognitive Function Test/Brain Exercise
Can You Read Me
The 22 letters represents a 5-word sentence
The letters are jumbled, but the words are in the correct order, solve the clue and the rest is fairly easy.
Clue: 3 + 3 + 7 + 5 + 4 = 22
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