Alphonso mango is a seasonal fruit, considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness, and flavor. Alphonso mangoes have a rich, creamy, tender texture and are low in fiber content, with a delicate, creamy pulp. These characteristics make Alphonso one of the most in-demand cultivars. The skin of a fully ripe Alphonso mango turns bright golden-yellow with a tinge of red which spreads across the top of the fruit. The flesh of the fruit is saffron-colored.
Mangoes contain antioxidants such as quercetin, fisetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, gallic acid, and methyl gallate. All these properties protect our body against breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia.
Health Benefits of Mangoes
- It helps in cleansing skin: Another benefit of eating mangoes is that it cleanses your skin from deep inside your body. It treats pores and gives a glow to your skin. Hence, eat mangoes to get flawless skin.
- Helps in regulating diabetes: Eating mango leaves is great to regulate diabetes. So, people suffering from diabetes should boil 5-6 mango leaves in a vessel. Soak it overnight and drink the filtered decoction early in the morning. Also, mango has a low glycemic index, eating mango in moderation will not increase your blood sugar level
- A way to lose weight: As mango contains a lot of vitamins and essential nutrients, eating one mango makes you feel fuller. Also, as it is loaded with fibrous content, it boosts digestive function and burns unwanted calories from the body. This, in turn, helps in losing extra weight.
- Improves Eye Sight: Rich in Vitamin A, it is the perfect fruit to improve eyesight. It also prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
- Prevents heatstroke: Alphonso mangoes help in preventing heatstroke.
Culinary uses of Alphonso Mangoes
- Mango sorbet, ice cream, lassi, soufflé, mousse, and puree are some culinary preparations using Alphonso mangoes.
- Adding a few slices of frozen mango to smoothies and combining them with pineapple juice, frozen strawberries, and Greek yogurt for a sweet, tropical treat