Cultivated in India for several thousand years, mangoes come in hundreds of varieties.

With a taste described by many as a cross between a peach and a pineapple, mangoes make a delicious ingredient in sweet and savory salads, salsas, smoothies or desserts.

These tropical fruits are high in beta-carotene and other carotenoids, as well as vitamin C.

Culinary Caution! Be advised, these sweet fruits contain 24 grams of sugar per 1 cup serving.

Glycemic Index=51
Glycemic Load=8
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,002

Selecting and Storing Mangos

Look for fruit with an unblemished, yellow skin blushed with red. Underripe mangoes will ripen at room temperature in two to three days. Ripe mangoes will stay fresh for two to three days in the refrigerator.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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