Mango: Tropical fruit for lowering blood sugar, boosting brain health
Just the taste of mango can create a delightful tropical experience for your taste buds, but did you know that the mighty mango also delivers a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals and enzymes to benefit health? Not only that, but mango nutrition is also a great high-fiber food and high-antioxidant food as well. It’s no wonder, then, that the mango is often referred to as the “king of fruits.”
Vietnam is ranking no.14 in a list of mango production regions around the world. Mangoes are grown across the country with many different varieties of mango such as: Hoa Loc mango, Cat Chu mango, pomelo mango… Each has a different shape, taste and weight.
Mangoes are grown mostly in the Mekong Delta. The most valuable mangoes come from Dong Thap region province alone, which is a significant mango producing area in Vietnam. Other popular provinces also have good sources of mango including Can Tho, Tien Giang, Son La, Ha Giang, Lai Chau.
Along with being a rich source of antioxidants, dried mango contains high levels of several essential vitamins and minerals. These benefits are accompanied by a high sugar content and a few additional concerns that people with certain health conditions may want to consider.
Mango is one of the most delicious tropical fruits and its dried slices are the best choice for the country which cannot grow this fruit. This healthy treat is chewy, tasty and naturally sweet with a little bit of sugar.
Health Benefits of Mango
This fruit is low in calories but packed with valuable nutrients. In fact, it has lots of fiber, vitamin C and polyphenols – antioxidant compounds. The dietary fiber amount in mango can support our digest system and prevent constipation. Moreover, this fruit helps boost our immune system thanks to the vitamin C richness in it. Its polyphenols are valuable because they protect our cells against free radical damage.
Each serving of mango is fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free. Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, helping to make them a superfood. 3/4 cup of mango provides 50% of your daily vitamin C, 8% of your daily Vitamin A and 8% of your daily vitamin B6.