FARMS:Delicious fruit, mango, find out what you should know about it

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Hello friends, I invite you to know EL MANGO, a fruit that has many properties, apart from the delicious flavor it has.

This fruit, which is so pleasant and known around the world, grows between 15 and 30 centimeters approximately, and the mango tree-mango story consists of a woody trunk, straight and textured, this tree occurs in places with intertropical climates and is very common in South America.


The mango commonly changes its color, at the beginning it can be green with acid flavor when it has not fully matured, later yellow, orange and even intense red when ripe fruit, among its characteristics its great flavor stand out, its shape is slightly oval crushed and is smooth texture.

It is a very simple cultivation plant since it does not require irrigation, and it is that, a mango plant could hardly burn in drought because it instinctively rejects fires.

The mango can be eaten raw without any problem, in addition, certain culinary styles use the mango completely ripe in chicken stews, fish and in salads or desserts which will be very delicious.

Mango nutritional information
Composition For every 100 g
52 calories energy
Water 83.5 g
Proteins 0.5 g
Fat 0.3 g
Carbohydrates 11.7 g
Fibers 2.9 g
Vitamin A 300 mcg
Carotene 1800mg
Potassium 115 mg

Nutritional benefits of mango

The mango offers around 60 calories per 100 grams of consumption. It contains a number of nutrients such as carbohydrates, fibers, antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. It is also a good source of various minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium, iron and magnesium.

Mango Varieties


The mango is a fruit of numerous production and of different varieties, and is that, a study carried out shows that only in India there are more than 1000 different mango species.

Do you know which are the most common mango varieties that exist? Surely not, because then we invite you to know 4 varieties of mango that abound.

1-Mango de lilacha: It is characterized by having many fibers in the form of lint, of medium size and with a pleasant flavor.

2-Mango criollo: This is the most common, it is a normal sized soft and sweet pulp, and it is yellow when fully ripe.

3-Mango boca'o: This type of mango is the smallest one, but, surely it will turn out to be one of the richest that exists, this is due to its great sugar levels.

4-Sleeve: This mango is a natural graft, it is recognized because it has a large size, a meaty pulp, and it is excellent for preparing juices or delicious food.

Learn how to grow mango in pots


Directly planting the mango seed is the most used option for growing this fruit, however, wait 5 or 8 years to collect the mango fruits may not be to your liking.

That is why, you can grow this magnificent fruit from the comfort of your home, because, this fruit in pots does not take more than 2 years to give its first fruits.

1st step:

The first thing to do is to germinate the seed, either in a nursery naturally or using chemicals that stimulate the germination process of the mango.

2nd step:

In a container or pot you must add enough soil combined with fertilizer to have more nutrients, then you must transplant the plant from the nursery to the pot in a careful way so that you do not damage it.

3rd step:

In this step you must be very careful with the cultivation of mango, is where you should pay more attention to the seed so you can make it germinate properly.

4th step:

In this step you should be aware of the growth and changes of your plant, in case it needs to be changed to a larger pot or maybe you should add more soil and fertilizer to the container.

5th step:

Once the mango blossoms, the fruits will be ripe at four months, depending on the climate and variety, remember that you must keep your mango plant in pots in the open air to carry out the photosynthesis process properly.

Potted mango trees may take up to 2 years to bear their first fruits. What are you waiting for? Go and plant a mango seed and in a short time you will reproduce the great taste of this fruit in much larger quantities.

Benefits of mango for health

Benefits of mango in cancer prevention
Mango is an excellent source of antioxidants. These antioxidants are quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat. In addition vitamin A and flavonoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin are also present in mango, proving to be very effective in the prevention of lung and mouth cancer.

Benefits of Mango for digestion
It is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which helps in digestion, getting an adequate intestinal movement and helping to keep the digestive tract clean. In addition, mangoes are alkaline in nature, therefore, it helps reduce acidity in the stomach. Several bioactive compounds such as esters, terpenes and aldehydes make mango even more beneficial for indigestion.

Benefits of mango for cholesterol
As we have just said, it is rich in fiber, they help to reduce the bad cholesterol in the blood. It also helps to restrict the activities of a hormone called leptin, which causes fat cells. Vitamin C is a pectin that also helps in the reduction of LDL cholesterol in the body. Vitamin B6 present in mango helps control homocystiene levels.

Benefits of mango for the skin
Being a source of natural antioxidants, mango, is very beneficial for the health of the skin. These antioxidants are an important nutrient that delay the onset of aging and pigmentation of the skin. In addition, the vitamin C of mango helps in the healing of pimples and acne.

Benefits for the brain
Vitamin B6 is found in abundance in the mango, which helps improve brain function, to maintain a nervous system. It improves mood and helps control stress. In addition, vitamin B6 is known as the builder of energy and building aid for nerve cells to communicate with each other.

Contribute to diets to lose weight
Being a low calorie fruit, it becomes an excellent source of concentrated nutrients. Therefore, it can be a good and healthy substitute for any snack. Thanks to its large amount of fiber and having almost no sodium or fats, you will be able to stay satiated for longer. In the end, not having an appetite will reduce the amount of food you eat and therefore reduce the number of calories a day.

It is a fruit that is very good for children, adolescents, young adults, adults, the elderly, athletes, pregnant and lactating women.


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