Homeland mango - tropical forests of India. Today mango trees are grown throughout the tropical and subtropical climates: in Central, North and South America, Africa, Asia and even Australia. In Europe, conditions suitable for mango is only in Spain. Major exporter of mangoes in the world market - India.
Mangoes depending on the variety can be red, yellow, orange or green. Color - not an indicator of fetal maturity. It should be determined by softness and aroma. Inside the fruit is a large fleecy bone, detachable hard.
The most convenient method of purification and drug is in office mango lobes on both sides of the bone in which to make incisions in the rind to a lattice shape. Removing the peel "inside out", it is easy to cut cubes pulp. Center fetus should peel and cut the flesh.
Mango is used in many cuisines of the world. Unripe sour fruits are eaten raw with salt, pepper or soy sauce, marinate, prepare chutney and refreshments. Unripe mangoes - the original garnish for fish and seafood. Of dried unripe mango powder make replacing fruit.
Scope ripe mangoes are much wider. They are usually eaten raw in salads, appetizers, sauces and smoothies. In Central America, ripe mango is eaten with chili, vinegar and spicy sauces. In South Asia, mango pulp mixed with sugar and yogurt or milk to give a popular drink - mango lassi. Ripe mangoes are used for making candied fruits, which are added to muesli, cereals, pastries. Particularly well combined with rice and mango with condensed milk.
Mango make delicious juices and nectars, which are widely used for making ice cream, sorbets, cocktails.
Mangoes are rich in carbohydrates (sugars and fiber), they contain little protein and fat. Mango complex contains vitamins A, C, B, and minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and zinc.
Numerous polyphenols belonging to the mango, neutralize the effect of free radicals on the body, which slows down the aging process. Triterpenes and some other substances contained in the fruits mango, have antitumour properties.