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Mango is an ingredient used in Indian cooking Also known as:
Manga, Aam, Kairi.

Description:
Considered to be the King of fruits, Mango is popular amongst all ages. It comes in countless varieties and is consumed both in its unripe (kairi) and ripe forms. Mangoes are oval and egg shaped with smooth, soft skin.  The skin is usually a combination of green, red, and yellow. Raw mango is always green. Ripe mango varies in size and colour. The interior flesh is bright orange and soft with a large, flat pit in the middle. They have a rich, luscious aromatic flavour and a delicious taste in which sweetness and acidity are delicately blended.

Commonly used in:
Milkshakes, desserts, ice creams, salads, pickles, aam papad, aam ras, panna, etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, this tropical fruit is high in vitamin C and contains 10-20 percent sugar and is an important source of vitamin A. Mango has a high iron content too, so pregnant women and people suffering from anemia are advised to consume it regularly. It combats acidity and improves digestion. It also helps to unclog the pores of the skin. Mangoes contain phenols which are high in antioxidants. It is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin E which helps hormonal system function efficiently. Selenium is also present in mangoes which provide protection against heart disease.Mango is high in calories and carbohydrates, and is good for people who want to gain weight.

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