In our country, it's known for some types of mangoes, among other things, arumanis, Indramayu, manalagi, gedong, gadung, or golek. Unfortunately, this fruit is seasonal that can only be enjoyed in the season, i.e. before the end of the year. In addition to consume away, mango is sometimes also made juiced, iced, candied, dried, or used as a sauce.
The most components of mango are water and carbohydrate. Mango is also a source of beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamin C. The content of vitamin C in young mango is higher than ripe mango. However, the content of vitamin A in ripe mango is higher than the young.
Its carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene, are very high.
Mango has antioxidant properties thanks to the contents of vitamins A and C, and flavonoids. With its antioxidant properties, the mango can protect cells from free radical attack. Whilst, the fiber contents in mango consist of soluble dietary fiber, the pectin, and insoluble dietary fiber, the cellulose.
The content of pectin in mango serves to slow down the speed of digestion in the gut while improving the health of the digestive tract; while the cellulose functions to accelerate the transit time of food in the intestine, increase the volume of stool, and expedite the process of defecation thereby reducing the risk of colon cancer.
Soluble dietary fiber in mango also provides satiety longer thus helping control weight.
By eating a mango, potassium adequacy of 400 mg per day can be met so that the rhythm of the heartbeat becomes controlled; while the fiber can certainly bind fat then discharged to the outside of the body causing the vessels are clean of plaque, the heart disease cause.
Antioxidant properties of mango may inhibit the production of nitrosamines.
The potassium also helps the blood pressure become stable and is certainly also contributed to the reduction in stroke risk.
Mango has a detoxifying effect as indicated by the improvement in skin texture, wrinkle reduction, and skin brightness increase. Mango is also beneficial for strengthening nails.
People with diabetes need to be careful in eating mango because the sugar content in the fruit is quite high.
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