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Often referred to as the "King of Fruits", the mango is not only sweet and delicious but is a crown jewel when it comes to health benefits.  This tropical fruit is super alkalizing, low in calories and high in vitamins and mineral. For example, one cup or 165 grams contains the following. The percentages below apply to daily value.


  • 107 calories
  • 76 percent vitamin C (antioxidant and immune booster)
  • 25 percent vitamin A  (antioxidant and vision/skin support)
  • 11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins (B-1,B-2,B-3,B-9) (hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention)
  • 9 percent healthy dietary fiber
  • 9 percent vitamins E  (antioxidant and helps with both the circulatory and respiratory systems)
  • 9 percent copper (copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells)
  • 7 percent potassium (helps to control heart rate and blood pressure)
  • 4 percent magnesium
  • 3.7 grams of dietary fiber
  • So eat a mango today. Try one sliced up and raw, blend one into favorite smoothie or dice onto a fresh salad. They are extremely versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Sample and see why they are one of the most popular fruits in the world.


Delicious Mango Salad Recipe:
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 mangos, cubed
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, minced (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


In a large serving bowl, whisk together vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in oil. Toss in mangoes, avocado and red onion to coat. Serve immediately and enjoy.


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