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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

SELECT

Mangoes are available fresh, frozen, canned and dried for 
good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, always feel the mango to judge its ripeness level. Select mangos at room temperature. It might come natural to select chilled produce items, but look for mangos that are at room temperature. 

Nutrient Content Claims
Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and folate. Mangos are also a good source of vitamin B6, fiber and copper. Mangos contain no fat, saturated fat, cholesterol or sodium 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Mangos contain no fat. 

Sodium & Hypertension: Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Mangos are sodium free.

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Mangos contain no fat, saturated fat, or cholesterol.

Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Mangos are a good source of fiber.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin C, and vitamin A. 

STORE

Store all mangos at room temperature. A riper mango will last 1-2 days, whereas a less ripe mango can last up to about a week. Refrigerate peeled, cut mangos for up to five days, or freeze for up to six months. To speed up the ripening process, place the mango in a brown paper bag.

SERVE

How to Cut a Mango 

Mangos have a long flat seed in the middle. 

Find the nose of the mango, position the nose upwards. 

Slice downwards approximately ¼” from the center on each side, forming two cheeks. 

Score the flesh of each cheek without breaking the skin. 

Scoop out the mango slices. 

The Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Mango 

Check out our mango recipes  

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Cuisines 
Asian / South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Caribbean / Latin-American / Indian, Pakistan. 

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