I love mango juice!!!!
Mangoes have juicy flesh & a fibrous texture when ripe, they usually have a sweet, tropical taste with slightly tart overtones.
But Before We Discuss All Of The Mango Greatness....Here's A Little Warning!
Did You Know Mango skin, bark and leaves contain the same toxic substance,urushiol, as in poison ivy....cashew, mango, pistachio & poison ivy contain caring amounts of urushiol...and when these plants are touched or injured they release the urushiol ( https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/itchy-skin/poison-ivy-oak-and-sumac#causes )
For cashews and pistachios, urushiol is found in the shells.
For mangoes urushiol is found in the skin as well as where the stalk meets the fruit.
There are a few variations of mangoes. But the ones most of us are probably use to seeing in our grocery store are more than likely these:
~Haden: This one is known as the mother of all mangoes.Why? because most of the mangoes grown in the U.S. today are pretty much from this mango variety.
~Ataulfo: Are those small, yellow, and really sweet with a more smooth texture because this one has a lot LESS fiber & have like a creamy taste.
~Tommy Atkin: fibrous & firm, most popular mango, red-green-yellow with a mild sweet flavor.
Mangoes are full of healthy nutrients, vitamins-high levels of vitamin C and vitamin E, and antioxidants, minerals-copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, is rich in polyphenols, vitamin A, carotenoids/lutein and zeaxanthin.
There are some great benefits from eating mangoes. Studies/research show that they can helpful to your digestion, help to protect your eyesight, for your hair and skin plus help you lose weight, good for regulating your blood pressure/cardiovascular health, keeping your liver healthy, has anticancer properties, a good source of beta-carotene..
Mangoes have antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-hypertension properties. ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3249901/ )
Get a good dose of Vitamin C from mangoes!!!!
The Journal Nutrients reported in 2017 that sufficient intake of vitamin C is necessary to stimulate collagen production and provide a barrier function against cell damage. Vitamin C deficiency is linked to wrinkle formation, slow wound healing, and dry skin conditions. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5579659/
If you would like to eat the flesh and the peel just wash, dry, slice and throw in the blender to get all the benefits!!!
1- Choose fresh mangoes
2- Gently squeeze the mango to make sure that it is not too hard or too soft but just right
3- Unripe mangoes can be stored for a few days at room temperature in a paper bag so they can ripen. OR you can store the ripened mangoes in the refrigerator to keep them from spoiling