Thanks to the various qualities and mango benefits is valued throughout the world, as it favors Health, provides a great nutritional contribution, is aromatic, in addition to having a delicious sweet taste and is refreshing. Therefore, today we present its history, gastronomic and nutritional contribution, how it benefits you to eat it, and more.
History of mango
He mango It has its origin in India and Burma; It was cultivated for more than 4 thousand years and has been spreading to almost all the tropical areas of the world. It is worth mentioning that, in the regions of Asia, where its cultivation originated, the mango It is considered sacred, and its leaves are a symbol of fertility and love.
Your arrival at Mexico It came with the arrival of Spanish ships, since then, its production became very important in our country, where it is grown in 23 states of the republic, among which Guerrero, Sinaloa, Nayarit and Chiapas stand out. In addition, the Mexican mango is exported to 27 other countries where it stands out for its excellent taste, quality and safety, according to a report of the Agri-Food and Fisheries Information Service.
It is worth mentioning that Mexico has the denomination of origin of the mango ataulf, produced in the Soconusco region, Chiapas. And, in addition to this kind of mangoWe can also enjoy other varieties such as: Manila, Kent, Tommy Atkins, Champagne and Haden.
Uses of mango in gastronomy
Inside of gastronomyWe can enjoy its sweet flavor, eating it fresh, combined with other fruits or vegetables, as a salad; As an ingredient in cocktails, sushi, soups or stews; and even, such as jams, jellies, preserves, sauces, ice cream, juices, yogurt, etc.
Nutritional contribution of mango
Consumption of mango provides natural carbohydrates, fiber and potassium; it also provides a significant amount of vitamins, especially: A, B6, B12, C, E, K, D, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folates, potassium, phosphorus, iron, copper and zinc; also carotene, a natural antioxidant.
Benefits of mango
The vitamin and mineral content of the mango make it a fruit with several Benefits for your health, such as the following:
- It has anti-cancer properties, since it induces changes in cell morphology and loss of viability in cancer cells of the prostate, colon and lung.
- It helps reduce inflammation, therefore, it suppresses the expression of inflammatory cytokines.
- Protects DNA by reducing the risk of radiation.
- It is anti-obesity, by helping to regulate the metabolism of glucose and lipids.
- It favors the appearance of the skin and hair, its properties help make them look healthy and shiny.
- It is antidiabetes, as it stimulates glucose transport and decreases adipogenesis due to an insulin mimetic effect.
- It benefits the nervous system.
Production of mango in Mexico
According to a document from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Published in May of this year, Mexican production amounts to more than one million 867 thousand tons, and it is the fifth largest producer worldwide. Regarding its export, more than 427 tons per year leave our country; The main customer is the United States, with 65 percent of its total demand for mango.
The main extraction sites are the municipalities of Suchiate, Frontera Hidalgo, Metapa, Tuxtla Chico, Tapachula, Mazatán, Huehuetán, Tuzantán, Huixtla, Villa Comaltitlán, Escuintla, Acacoyagua and Acapetahua, which make up the so-called Ataulfo Mango Region of Soconusco Chiapas .
If you like to eat this delicious fruit, it will bring you multiple benefits for your Health, an excellent reason to include it in your diet. In addition, this is the ideal season to see its benefits, because the largest harvest of mango takes place between April and August.
Sources | Ministry of Economy | Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service | Delegation SADER Guerrero 2018 | Institute of Biomedical Sciences-Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, and, Center for Research in Food and Development of Hermosillo |
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