General introduction

Mangoes grow on a towering tree, related to the cashew and pistachio, with an evergreen crown, and can vary in shape and weight, with some reaching over two kilograms. Their color can indicate both the variety and the degree of ripeness of the fruit.

The mango is the national fruit of India – linked to the folklore and religious ceremonies of that country – as well as Pakistan and the Philippines, and the mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh, though it has also come to be cultivated in other warm areas of the world.

Nicknamed the “king of fruits”, mango is rich in vitamins A, B6 and C, copper, folate, potassium, niacin, as well as other essential nutrients for health. Although it is rich in sugars (14 g/100 g), mango is the ideal ally in weight loss diets.


Nutritional values per 100g / RfD Percent

(Reference Dose)*









Dietary fiber






Vitamin A (mcg/6%):


Vitamin B6 (mg/7%):


Vitamin C (mcg/40%):


Scor ORAC**/100 g : 1.300


Top benefits:

The mango fruit (not just the pulp, but also the skin and the stone) is rich in polyphenols – compounds with antioxidant action, essential in the protection against free radicals. The latter are the source of cellular damage that can trigger a series of chronic diseases, such as diabetes or cancer. Mangiferin, one of these polyphenols, is considered the most powerful antioxidant.

It also contains magnesium and potassium, which support optimal blood circulation, helping blood vessels to relax, and lowering blood pressure levels, as well as cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Amylases, a type of enzyme in mango, along with dietary fiber, promote healthy digestion, while vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin – abundant in this fruit – support vision and eye health.


Did you know that...

mango peels (freshly peeled or dehydrated) can be used at home to prepare infusions in boiled water, beneficial in weight loss diets. They also have a positive effect on the skin and hair.

Essential information quote:

Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of mangiferin in skin care, but especially in improving the quality of life of patients with diabetes, bronchial asthma, psoriasis, or even cancer.

Our and and tricks

A ready-to-eat mango fruit is slightly soft.

Keep it in the refrigerator, at temperatures of 2-4 degrees, for up to a week.

Make a delicious mango chutney by cooking the fruit with hot spices.

Clean and dry the mango pit to repot it.

*NUTRITION DATA SOURCE: https://www.nutritionvalue.org

**Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity according to USDA = This index measures the antioxidant capacity of the fruit. High values imply a strong antioxidant capacity, which, in turn suggests a low oxidation process, essential in protecting the body against the negative effects of free radicals. The FDA recommends a daily intake of 3,000-5,000 ORAC units for optimal health.