Benefits of Mangoes
“The king of the fruits," mango fruit is one of
the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor,
fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities making it a common
ingredient in new functional foods often labeled “super fruits."
benefits of Mangoes
fruit is rich in
pre-biotic dietary fiber,
vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic
flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
to new research
study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast,
leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic
compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and
fruit is an excellent
source of Vitamin-A
flavonoids like beta-carotene,
alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin.
100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 mg or 25% of recommended daily levels
of vitamin A. Together; these compounds are known to have antioxidant
properties and are
essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining
membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes
is known to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
mango is a good
potassium. 100 g fruit provides 156 mg of potassium while just 2 mg of
sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids
that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
It is also a very good source of vitamin-B6
(pyridoxine), vitamin-C and vitamin-E. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the
body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful
oxygen-free radicals. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is
required for GABA hormone production within the brain. It also controls
homocystiene levels within the blood, which may otherwise be harmful to
blood vessels resulting in CAD and stroke.
Further, it composes moderate amounts of copper. Copper
is a co-factor for
vital enzymes, including cytochrome
c-oxidase and superoxide
(other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese
and zinc). Copper is also required for the production of red blood
Additionally, mango peel is also rich in phytonutrients, such as the pigment
antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols.
Source : nutrition-and-you,