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Product details : Mangifera indica

  • Fruit

Botanical Name(s)
Family
Genus
Species

Popular Name

Mangifera indica
Anacardiaceae
Mangifera
M. Indica

Mangifera Indica, Mango, Amrah, Aam, Amba, Mamaram, Mamidi, Mavu, Mangue, Manguey, Mangai.


Mango Tree

Mango Tree is one of the best known and most popular trees of India. The scientific name of Mango tree is Mangifera Indica. Mango tree bears some very large and tasty fruits. There are several names of this popular tree in the different languages of the country.

A native to India, mango tree is popularly found in almost all the tropical countries

Mango tree can grow upto almost 120-130 ft in height, with a radius of 33 ft at the top. The root of the mango tree goes down to around 20 ft, in deep soil. The roots are usually plentiful and wide-spreading. The evergreen leaves of the mango tree contain a specific aroma and are almost 15-35 cm in length and 6-16 cm in width. In the initial stages, the leaves are orange coloured, but turn dark red and eventually dark green as the leaves mature. Flowering takes place generally in between January to March. The flowers have 4 or 5 petals and are 5-10 mm in length. The mango flowers are yellow-greenish in colour. The petals have orange stripes on them. Amongst the thousands of flowers that appear in the tree, only a few have the ability to produce fruits. The stems of the tree are fat, green in colour and wavy. They can bear numerous retreating side stems. Each of these stems has a lot of little and stalked flowers.

VITAMINS

Mango is a delicious fruit full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals;
Mangoes are high in vitamin A and C which are important for normal growth and development
The skin color of a ripe mango is mostly yellow but can also comes with shades of red and green. The colorful skin is full of antioxidants, such as caroteniods, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein. Even though the skin is edible and full of health benefit

Mango Health Benefits

  • Protect cells from free radical damage.
  • Lower certain cancer risk.
  • Improve iron absorption.
  • Great for the eye.
  • Helps fight off viral infections.
  • Relieves constipation.
  • Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.
  • According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several trial studies suggest that polyphenolic anti-oxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.
  • Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 mg or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin A. Together; these compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Fresh mango is a very rich source of potassium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals function as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells.
  • Mango peels are also rich in phytonutrients, such as the pigment antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols.