Mangoes (Brooks) have a sweet flavour and firm texture. Their skin is pale orange with no blush and the flesh is yellow.
A 200g serve of ripe mango provides you with up to three times your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin C, an antioxidant important in protecting the body from infection, is required in the formation of collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It also aids the absorption of iron which is important for transporting oxygen from the lungs to cells all around the body.
Australian mangoes also provide more beta-carotene than any other fruit and are a rich source of fibre and potassium. Beta-carotene is a powerful anti-oxidant that can help protect the body against disease and also fight the signs of ageing by assisting with the growth and repair of cells, tissues and skin.
Ways to eat
Make two parallel cuts on opposite sides of the centre stone and split. Scoop out the flesh and eat.
How do I know if they’re ripe?
They will give slightly to gentle pressure
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