Fruit: Mango

I have to say that I have eaten the best mangoes in the world. They are so delicious, they are almost out of this world in perfect sweetness. 🙂  If you happen to go to the Philippines, try just even 1 or a dozen of ripe mangoes for the ultimate gustatory perception!

If you happen to go to the Philippines, try just even 1 or a dozen of ripe mangoes for the ultimate gustatory perception! 😉  The Philippines have the best mangoes in the world.

Apparently it has been proven how delicious and appealing mangoes are. 😉 According to a study conducted in the west, using a ‘Thrill-o-metre’, which measures the facial expressions and skin’s electric current of respondent trying different foods, babies reacted most excitedly to the taste of mango.

The unripe mangoes are also much sought after in the Philippines. In fact, they are slightly more popular than the ripe ones. The firm, green mangoes are eaten with ginisang bagoong (sautéed shrimp paste) and favour by everybody because of its sharp taste. You will make any Filipino mouth-watering at the mention of manga at bagoong.

Eating mangoes is a win-win experience. It is not only one of the most delicious fruits in the world, it is also rich in vitamin C & E, beta-carotene and fibre.

Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, which produces collagen. The main function of collagen, of course, is to promote healthy skin and connectivity of tissues.

Mango is one of only few fruits that is rich in vitamin E.

Working in tandem with vitamin C, vitamin E stimulates the brain and prevent memory loss.IMG_0522 Mango Photo by JMorton[/caption]

Mangoes

Mangoes, photo by JMorton

Mangoes, photo by JMorton

 

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