What is useful fragrant mango?
Recently, exotic fruits and vegetables are beginning to gain more and more popularity, and more and more connoisseurs of their unusual taste and appearance appear. Probably, this is due to the fact that in recent years to buy such products is not difficult, on the shelves of supermarkets you can find anything you want, and the fragrant Indian mango has long been no exception.
An Asian legend has it that the god Shiva raised a magnifer (a tree with mango fruits) for his beloved, and the Buddha himself loved to walk and relax in beautiful flowering mango gardens. Not without reason, the Indians call such a fruit the “king of fruits”, because for them it is a highly revered and sign culture.
Indians have known since ancient times about the beneficial properties of mangoes, there are many traditions associated with this fragrant fruit and, most interestingly, most of them are still observed by the people of India.
In addition to its own homeland, the Asian apple (the second known name for mango) grows in Pakistan, Thailand, Spain, Mexico, Guatemala and in many other Asian countries with a hot climate.The world knows about 300 types of mango, but only about 35 varieties are cultivated, which come to our stores.
A ripe mango can be green, yellow, red and even black, such a variety of color palettes, of course, makes it difficult to determine the ripeness of a given fruit, but in fact, there are ways to help orient oneself in the degree of ripeness and quality of the mango.
How to choose a juicy, ripe and fragrant Asian apple? Unfortunately, for most of us, this kind of fruit remains exotic to this day, so when you walk up to the counter, you always guess what kind of fruit is better?
After all, only ripe fruits have all the important and rich supply of useful substances for which mangoes in India are so much appreciated and respected! First of all, it is necessary to pay attention to that part of the fruit that is located closer to the peduncle: when pressed it should be elastic, but not hard as a stone.
Bring the fruit closer to the nose: it should produce a fruity, pleasant aroma, if the smell of turpentine is clearly felt, then the fruit is either not ripe, or it’s just a sort that is less valuable than the rest.Be sure to pay attention to the skin - it should be shiny, smooth, without scratches or dents.
If you still could not get a ripe fruit, do not be sad, it can ripen at home: it is enough to wrap it in a dark paper and send it for a week to lie in a dark corner of your house.
But if you put the mango in the fridge, then all the ripening processes stop there, but remember that it is not recommended to keep it in the cold for a long time, because, over time, it loses its taste, the pulp becomes soft and tasteless.
The composition and beneficial properties of the Asian apple
As we have said, mango is famous not only for its incredible taste, but also for its rich vitamin composition, beneficial substances and minerals that are so necessary for the health and beauty of the human body. This fruit is rich in vitamins A, D, E and group B, and the content of vitamin C is so great that even sometimes bypasses the most juicy and fresh citrus!
In addition, mango is rich in minerals, trace elements: potassium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, magnesium and others.Plus, among other well-known fruits, mango is distinguished by the fact that it contains a wide range of essential amino acids, that is, those that are not synthesized inside the body, they must be absorbed along with food.
Amino acids are rarely found in the composition of herbal products, which makes it possible to use mangoes for the purpose of losing weight without causing damage to health.
It should be noted that not only fruits, but also the leaves of such a plant can boast of their beneficial properties, for example, they contain tannins, they are tannic acids, which are widely used in medicine, in addition, mango leaves are considered to be quite a strong plant tranquilizer.
At home, Asian apples are actively used in traditional medicine, their unique combinations of vitamins and minerals, allows them to be used to treat many diseases of various organs. For example, mangoes are recommended to be included in the daily diet for depression and stress, it is enough to add it to desserts or any other dishes. Indians are convinced that the fruits of such a great tree can heal cancers, especially the genitals.
European doctors recommend using this fruit to fight neurotic states, in addition to this, mango is a fairly powerful aphrodisiac that can increase the libido of both sexes.
As you know, the pieces of necessarily ripe mango fruits help with diseases of the heart muscle: it is enough to put them under the tongue and, as long as possible, to chew in the mouth.
Thus, it is likely to strengthen and strengthen the work of the heart, as well as to prevent myocardial infarction. But the unripe mango is a good tool that helps fight diarrhea, for this purpose, its pulp is taken along with honey or salt. Juice of the mature fetus is actively used to treat urinary diseases, in addition, they can lubricate the skin affected by dermatitis or eczema.
But do not forget about contraindications: this fruit in an unripe form can cause stomach cramps, as well as irritation of the respiratory tract, but from overeating of ripe mango fever, urticaria or stomach blockage may appear.
Mango in cooking and diets
Caloric content of 100 g of such a product is only 60 g, in addition, scientists have long ago found out,that it contains flavonoids that act on the substances by which, and produces a feeling of hunger in the human body.
Thus, mango is an ideal product for those who want to lose weight, especially for this, there are already mango-dairy, mango-rice and mango-pineapple diets. The principle is simple: for a few days, you can eat only mature mango and skim milk products if you decide to use a mango-milk diet.
For several days, strictly adhering to the mode of such power, you can throw 2-4 kg, however, you should remember that this is a strict diet, so you can stick to it no more than 1 week, so as not to harm your body.
Many people wonder how they eat such a miracle fruit? There is nothing complicated: a thin skin is cut off, the fruit is cut into two parts, from where it is necessary to get a dense bone, about which, if you negligently, you can break your teeth.
And how is the Asian apple used in cooking? It turns out that besides the mango can be eaten in its pure form, it is added as an important ingredient in light salads and desserts, pies, cakes, ice cream with fruit, jam and jam - this is just a small part of what can be made from mango.