Mangos are edible stone fruits produced by the tropical tree Mangifera indica, which is said to have originated in the region between northern Myanmar, Bangladesh, and north-eastern India. Since ancient times, M. indica has been farmed in South and Southeast Asia.
Class: Stone Fruit
Scientific name: Mangifera indica
Calories: 140 calories
Mango Fruit Health Benefits
Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and assist in strengthening the immune system. One cup of mango has about 70% of the daily value of vitamin C.
The flavonoids quercetin, catechin, anthocyanins, kaempferol, and rhamnetin found in mango reduce the chance of developing chronic diseases. These have antioxidant capabilities that protect the body's cells from damage by free radicals.
Assist the immune system in its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions.
Mango is an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, carotenoids, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Studies have shown that its antioxidant properties reduce inflammation caused by inflammatory bowel disease, lowering the risk of colon and rectal cancer (Lauricella, 2017).