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All about mangoes

Now you can go Mango Crazy over 3 days…

Mango trees and mango fruit will be the ONLY topic at the annual upcoming mango festival in Miami July 13th, 14th and 15th

You can taste fruit from different mango varieties

You can buy starter mango trees

You can take your kids for many scheduled kid activities

Go to the mango brunch

Go to the mango Pirates Ball

Go tour the 85 acres of tropical gardens

But before you go, what do you know about mangoes ?

  •  Pear-shaped fruit with flesh which is yellow when ripe -also called Manga.
    Come originally from India and are there still used in all kind of rituals.
    Is one of the oldest fruits known in history.
    Buddha sat under a mangotree when he developed awareness and became enlightened.
    A mango is “ready for lunch” if it smells good.
    Never store them in the fridge.
    Treat them as other tropical fruit, see bananas.
    Contain much vitamin B, C, and iron

Scientific Name:     Mangifera indica

The earliest mention of mango, Mangifera indica, meaning “mango-bearing plant from India,” is in the Hindu scripture dating back to 4000 BCE. The wild mango originated in the foothills of the Himalayas of India and Burma, and about 40 to 60 of these trees still grow in India and Southeast Asia. However, with its tiny fruits, fibrous texture, and unpleasant turpentine taste, there is little resemblance to the superlative mango we have come to enjoy today.
As the mango became cultivated, as early as 2000 BCE, its flavor, size, and texture developed into the exotic, richly flavored succulent treat we enjoy today.

Mangos are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and for those who are physically active, whether working out or constantly on the go, mangos are a great way to replenish that lost potassium.

An average sized mango can contain up to 40% of your daily fiber requirement. If you are eating your mango-a-day, irregularity is not a problem for you and so we’ll spare the gruesome details regarding constipation, piles and spastic colon.

Research has shown that dietary fiber has a protective effect against degenerative diseases, especially with regards to the heart; may help prevent certain types of cancer, as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels.

Click here for a great read about Mangoes Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent

The Good
This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The Bad
A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.

The Mango is one of the five fruits least likely to have pesticide residues on them, in addition to avocados, pineapples, kiwi, and bananas.

Fewer than 10 percent of pineapple, mango, and avocado samples had detectable pesticides on them and fewer than one percent of samples had more than one pesticide residue.
Though 59 percent of bananas had detectable pesticides, multiple residues are rare with only 2 percent of samples containing more than one residue. Kiwi had residues on 15.3 percent of samples, and just 3.4 percent had multiple pesticide residues.
For details of the mango fair click here

Visit http://muriellascorneronmoring.googlepages.com for information on other plants/trees

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