HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO
The mango fruit contains a powerhouse of antioxidants that studies have shown to protect against certain cancers. The high fiber content in addition to pectin and vitamin C helps lower LDL cholesterol. Vitamin A promotes healthy eyesight, and the acidic values maintain a healthy PH within the body. The mango leaf promotes normal insulin levels when prepared, and the fruit has a low glycemic index value which aids in keeping blood sugars within a healthy range. Mangos are a great source of vitamin E which has been linked to improved sexual function, enzymes that help break down protein, and fiber to assist with proper digestion and elimination. The super fruit is linked to a boosted immune system and is great for detoxification.
Try this great salsa recipe!
MANGO PINEAPPLE SALSA
yield: 4 to 6 servings / prep time: 15 minutes / total time: 15 minutes
A bright and fresh-flavored mango salsa with pineapple, jalapeños, red onion, lime juice and cilantro.
1 ripe mango, peeled, cored and diced small (about 2 cups)
1 cup diced pineapple
½ cup minced red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt, to taste
1. Mix together all of the ingredients and season with salt, to taste. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. The salsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
(Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes)