Mango is a tropical fruit that has many nutritional properties. It is considered as an antioxidant fruit, as it is rich in vitamins A and C. Because of its high content of these vitamins and flavonoids, the mango is considered as an anticancer fruit (prevents cancer). These vitamins facilitate the absorption of iron, avoiding anemia.
In addition, the mango is rich in B vitamins, especially in vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and B3 (niacin), which allow proper functioning of the nervous system, improve the skin and hair. This fruit has a high supply of tryptophan, which is a precursor of serotonin, a hormone that helps make us feel happy and prevents depression. For this reason, tryptophan helps us feel more relaxed, calm and in a better mood.
Like papaya and pineapple, the mango contains enzymes that help to have a better digestion of proteins, improving the absorption of nutrients. It is also a fruit rich in fiber, helping to increase intestinal transit.
This fruit is very versatile since it can be used in different preparations, both sweet and salty. This fruit can be used in desserts, in jellies, as topping, in fruit cocktails, in sauces, as dried fruit, with pepitoria, as green mango, and in salads.
Its rich flavor allows it to be a fruit that can be consumed in several ways, being well accepted by children. We must take into account that due to all the goodness of this fruit, it must be included in the feeding of children, so that our children grow healthy and strong.