Brighten Up Your Summer With Mangos

Are you tired of eating the same fruits day in and day out? This is where mangos come in!

Mango is available year round and adds tropical and delicious flavor to your diet. Mangos contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. One cup of mangos is only 100 calories. It is fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. Brighten up your summer with a glass of refreshing, tasty mango smoothie! (Recipe below)

The Benefits of Mango
  • Helps prevent cancer, regulates diabetes, and promotes weight loss
  • Contains high levels of vitamin C which can help lower cholesterol levels
  • Contains vitamin A to support healthy eyes and bone growth
  • Rich in fiber to help with proper digestion and prevents constipation
  • Strengthens immune system
How to Choose a Mango
  • Color is not the best indicator of ripeness. Squeeze the mango gently (a ripe mango will give slightly).
  • Ripe mangos will sometimes have a fruity aroma at their stem ends.
  • The red color that appears on some varieties is not an indicator of ripeness. Always judge by the feel of the mango.
Steps to Ripen and Store
  1. Keep unripe mangos at room temperature. Mangos shouldn’t be refrigerated before they are ripe.
  2. Mangos will continue to ripen at room temperature, becoming sweeter and softer over several days.
  3. To speed up ripening, place mangos in a paper bag at room temperature.
  4. Once ripe, mangos should be moved to the refrigerator, which will slow down the ripening process. Whole, ripe mangos may be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  5. Mangos may be peeled, cubed and placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to six months.

For more information, visit http://www.mango.org/

Try these delicious mango recipes!
Mango Protein Smoothie

Mango Salsa

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