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Mangos are the most eaten fresh fruit in the world.

Although not too well known in the United States, it is highly valued in other parts of the world. The first attempt to introduce mangos to the USA was in , when the plants were transported from Mexico to Florida. In fact, post-NAFTA, fresh mangos from Mexico are now commonly found in supermarkets. These sweet treats should not be overlooked.

The common color of the mango is orange, although the fruit can range from green to yellow to red. A quality mango has a small seedstone. The pulp is delecate and smooth.

The fruit should be fresh in appearance, plump and firm to the touch. Mangos are best eaten as a fresh fruit. They have a high sugar content, although they are slightly acid in taste.

Beneficial Effects

Mangos are a rich source of both vitamin A and vitamin C, two key anti-oxidents. This makes them fine sources of nutrition, and for keeping the body in good general health.

Mangos are an excellent disinfectant to the body. Many claim that mangos are fine blood cleansers, and it also has fever soothing properties. This relates very much to their high vitamin C content. Eat them in the mornings, along with other fruits to receive the greatest benefits.

Mango Fun Stuff

Staying healthy is important, but it's also good to relax once in a while. For this reason we note that mangos are a fine fruit to include for cocktail add-ons. Mango puree is delicious in margaritas. Like a strawberry margarita, mango margaritas are very chic in fine Tex-Mex restaurants near the border.

Nutrition facts for Mangos

135 calories, 0.56 grams fat, Carbohydrates: 35 grams, Fiber: 4 grams, Protein: 1 grams

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