Facts About Mangos

Mangos are one of our favorite fruits. Here are some facts about mangos…

*Today there more than 1,000 different varieties of mangos throughout the world.

*The colors range from yellow to green to orange or red.

*Choose firm plump mangos that give slightly when pressure is applied.

*The ripeness of mangos can be determined by either smelling or squeezing. A ripe mango will have a full, fruity aroma emitting from the stem end.

*Mangos can be considered ready to eat when slightly soft to the touch and yield to gentle pressure. The best-flavored fruit have a yellow tinge when ripe; however, color may be red, yellow, orange, green, or any combination.

*Store mangos at room temperature and out of the sun, until ripened.

*Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and for those who are physically active it’s a great way to replenish potassium.

*An average sized mango can contain up to 40% of your daily fiber so instead of an apple a day do a mango a day!