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A superfruit belonging to the genus Mangifera.

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Mango Goodness

  • Jun 1, 2010
As part of balanced Raw Food diet, you should include one mango every week.  It's a great addition to smoothies, fruit salads, or even piled on top of a salad.

One thing that's interesting about sliced mango is that if you leave it in the fridge overnight it will turn into a texture similar to carrots.  If you like carrots, try it.  If you dislike carrots, try to eat your mango right away and do not let it sit in the fridge.

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Mangos are now often called 'super fruits.'  This is kinda misleading.  All raw vegetables and fruits are super.  The sooner you eat them from the time they are picked, the more super they are.  The enzymes inside fruits and vegetables begin to die as time goes on after they're picked. 
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March 18, 2012
Excellent review of mangos- a favorite fruit at eateries everywhere.
March 03, 2011
I love mangoes and especially love mango salsa! Great review, thanks for sharing :)
June 07, 2010
In this blog entry I talk about mango pudding, which rules (and there are photos):
March 14, 2011
I love Mango. Mango pudding? I'm in.
June 02, 2010
You're making me crave mango so much right now!  That's interesting that you write that mango should be consumed at least once a week since I know it's difficult in some places to acquire mangos. ...But luckily, I live in a place full of mangos, so I'd be happy to comply more than just once a week! ;)  You should check out some other reviews of "superfruits" in the Fruit Lovers community.  By the way, you've got a cool blog!
June 07, 2010
Once a week if it's available and while it's in season, I should have said.
More Mango reviews
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2011
posted in Love Bites
Love this fruit...we used to call the sides of it as "Cheeks" and the boney middle as the "nose". This is so good and goes well with almost anything. Green sour mangoes can go with rice and sweet mangoes make excellent brulee and sorbet. Mango rules!
Quick Tip by . April 29, 2011
posted in Go Indonesia
This is one of the most delicious fruits of all time. Harumanis in Indonesia is my favorite. If you haven't tried that, you haven't tried real mango! It's a love fruit, by the way, if you know how to play with it ;-)
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
I love the juices that can be made from this fruit. Also picked from a tree is also very enjoyable. don't get me wqrong there very messy.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Make SURE it is ripe. Should be firm, but not hard. unripe it will taste like pinesol. To ripe and i will be mushy and taste rotten. Right in the middle this superfruit will give you energy and vitamins that your body needs. Mangos are one of God's superfoods!
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Mangos are worth the price! They make excellent smoothie additions, and are loaded with incredible flavor.
Quick Tip by . March 12, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
Mango is great on its own, best paired with sticky coconut rice, chili and lime or shoyu!
Quick Tip by . March 10, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
I'm a big fan of mangoes. Best when eaten fresh as a fruit but also great in cakes & ice creams. A happy fruit :-)
Quick Tip by . August 21, 2009
Mangoes are so versatile. I can eat 'em straight, dried, in a fruit salad, as sorbet, on rice, sliced rum... & the list goes on! :)
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Growing up I was sick so often that I barely lived. So, at seventeen I made a huge lifestyle change that brought me to the understanding of the importance of what we eat. I'd say at this point in my life … more
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Mangoes belong to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous species of tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. The mango is indigenous to the Indian Subcontinent. Cultivated in many tropical regions and distributed widely in the world, mango is one of the most extensively exploited fruits for food, juice, flavor, fragrance and color, making it a common ingredient in new functional foods often called superfruits. Its leaves are ritually used as floral decorations at weddings and religious ceremonies.

Mango trees (Mangifera indica L.) reach 35–40 m in height, with a crown radius of 10 m. The tree is long-lived with some specimens known to be over 300 years old and still fruiting. In deep soil the taproot descends to a depth of 20 feet, and the profuse, wide-spreading feeder roots also send down many anchor roots which penetrate for several feet. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple, 15–35 cm long and 6–16 cm broad; when the leaves are young they are orange-pink, rapidly changing to a dark glossy red, then dark green as they mature. The flowers are produced in terminal panicles 10–40 cm long; each flower is small and white with five petals 5–10 mm long, with a mild sweet odor suggestive of lily of the valley. The fruit takes from three to six months to ripen.

The ripe fruit is variable in size and color, and may be yellow, orange, red or green when ripe, depending on the cultivar.When ripe, the unpeeled fruit ...
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