Mangoes, sweet, luscious, juicy mangoes. This stone fruit is usually in season from the month of May to July and there are many types of mangoes such as;
- Mango Julie
- Mango long
- Mango Tin kwem
- Mango Graham
- Mango Col
- Mango Pal wee
- Mango Rose
- Mango Black
- Mango Pon
- Mango Joupa
And the list could go on and on. Mangoes are generally sweet, the taste and texture of the flesh varies. Some have a soft pulpy texture, others are firm and some can have a fibrous texture (that can really get stuck in between your teeth)
Mangoes are widely used in cuisine. Sour un-ripe mangoes and used to make chutney, can be eaten with salt or blended with water and sweetened to make juice.
- Research shows that the antioxidants found in mangoes help prevent colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancer.
- Lowers cholesterol because of its high levels of pectin, fibre and vitamin C.
- Mangoes help clear clogged pores resulting in beautiful bright skin.
- Improves eye because of its Vitamin A content.
Alkalizes the body -The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.
Helps with Diabetes – Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycemic index so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.
Enjoy everything Mango when you stay at Habitat Terrace Hotel, near Rodney Bay.
The owner and staff know all about Mangoes