Eurofoods supply the mango fruit in various guises. There’s mango chutney, mango sauce, mango slices and mango pulp. The mango is very versatile, nutritious and beneficial so we thought we’d gather together some interesting facts about the popular fruit…….
Mangoes are Sensitive….
Mangoes basically require a frost-free climate. Flowers and small fruits can be killed if temperatures drop below 40° F, even for a short period. http://www.mangoalphonso.com/alphonso_mango.html
Mangoes are Good For Us….
Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of Potassium and contain beta carotene. Mangoes are high in fiber, but low in calories (approx. 110 per average sized mango), fat (only 1 gram) and sodium. Mangoes are a good staple for your daily diet. http://www.allaboutmangoes.com/health%20benifits/health_benifits.htm
Mangoes are part of the family….
Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios http://www.mango.org/mango-fun-facts
Mangoes are Useful….
Mangos have natural tenderizing properties, making them a perfect ingredient for marinades http://www.mango.org/mango-fun-facts
Mangoes are History….
When mangoes were first imported to the American colonies in the 17th century, they had to be pickled due to lack of refrigeration. Other fruits were also pickled and came to be called “mangoes”, especially bell peppers, and by the 18th century, the word “mango” became a verb meaning “to pickle”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangosango” became a verb meaning “to pickle”
Mangoes are a variety….
The Alphonso Mango is named after Afonso de Albuquerque. This was an exquisite and expensive variety of mango, that he used to bring on his journeys to Goa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonso_%28mango%29
Mangoes are ripe….
When choosing a mango, pick one that is plump and heavy for its size. Most importantly, the mango should be fragrant when held near your nose. If you’ll be using the mango right away, you will want to find a ripe one. Mangos are ripe when you can indent them slightly with your thumb. (Avoid mangos that are so ripe, they feel mushy, or mangos that have brown marks.) http://thaifood.about.com/od/thairecipesstepbystep/ss/howtocutamango.htm
Mangoes are dangerous…..
Mango leaves are considered toxic and can kill cattle or other grazing livestock. http://www.allaboutmangoes.com/mango%20facts/mango%20facts.html
Mangoes are a Remedy for Heat Stroke….
Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent harm to the body. From one viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted when visiting equatorial climates is because the strong “sun energy” is burning up your body, particularly the muscles. The kidneys then become overloaded with the toxins from this process. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-health-benefits-of-mangos.html#ixzz251ct36FB
Mangoes are everywhere….
Believe it or not, mangoes are the most consumed fruit in the world http://oysterfoodandculture.com/2012/05/mangos-a-fruit-that-brings-on-obsessive-tendencies/
Mangoes for cooking and recipes can be bought from www.eurofoods.co.uk and through our Masala Bazaar stores www.masalabazaar.co.uk We have small tins of mangoes to super sized 20Kg barrels for you to enjoy.