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Known in India as the “king of fruit,” this exotic little treat packs a nutritional punch! One average size mango has 110 calories and is rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which the body will convert into Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.
Written By: Elizabeth Jarrard
Diet.com Video Health Intern
One average size mango has 75% of your daily value for Vitamin C! They are also high in fiber which will promote good digestion. For athletes, the potassium in mangoes helps replace electrolytes lost from sweating in the heat!
Since mangoes are in season right now, they are more affordable and widely available in supermarkets, with the option to buy those grown in Florida or Hawaii.
Add a little hint of the tropics to your meals with these recipes that incorporate the King of Fruit!
Not sure how to cut your mango? Watch this great How–To Video from Diet.com’s own Sarah Dussault:
Fresh Mango Smoothie from Diet.com
1 small mango (8 oz) quartered, pitted, and peeled
3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup orange juice
2 ice cubes
1.In a blender combine all the ingredients until thick and smooth.
Fresh Mango Salsa from Diet.com
A sweet salsa that’s great served with grilled Tilapia or Halibut!
2 mangoes, peeled and diced
10 tomatillos, husked and sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
1.Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and let sit for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve with meat or fish, or with tortilla chips as desired.
Homemade Mango Lime Sorbet From Fitness Magazine
1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
1 tablespoon honey
2 limes, juiced
Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth and thick.
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