Eat Seasonably – MANGO

There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables during peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce.

Did you know?

  • Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world!
  • Giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.

Health Benefits

  • Mangoes are high in Vitamin C (wound healing), Vitamin A (eyesight), and Vitamin B6 (protein metabolism).
  • Contain fiber helpful for digestion
  • Useful for unclogging pores and preventing acne

How to…

Pick a Mango: Choose slightly firm mangoes that have a fruity aroma. Avoid sap on skin. Coloring is not an indicator of ripeness, thus a “good” mango may vary from green to red to orange to yellow.

Store a Mango: Keep unripe mangoes at room temperature. To speed up ripening, put a mango in a paper bag at room temperature. Ripe and cut mangoes can be stored in the fridge for several days.

Cut a Mango: Check out this video from Mango.Org

Overnight Oats

Chili Lime Mango Popsicle
Mango Chia Pudding
Mango Salsa

Lara Field MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Specialist in Pediatrics with over a decade of clinical and client experience. When she’s not actively working to keep her clients healthy, she’s a busy mother of two active boys and loves testing new recipes in her kitchen. Follow her on Instagram to see her recipe ideas, product suggestions, and see how she manages a healthy lifestyle @larafield.