Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mangoes the King of Fruits

Mangoes are said to be the King of fruits. It is said so because of its beauty and its nutritional factors. mango trees are said to be the oldest cultivated tress especially in India and Malaya . A Mango fruit grows in 100 to 150 days of flowering. Mango leaves are considered toxic and can kill cattle or other grazing livestock.A mango generally contains proteins at about 1% , vitamins and that too majorly Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C, fatty acids, carbohydrates and minerals.Vitamin C promotes healthy immune function and collagen formation. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth. Mangoes are a good source of dietary fiber. Diets low in fat and high in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may be associated with a reduced risk of some types of cancer.Not only does fiber lower cholesterol and promote healthy digestion, but fiber has also been shown to aid weight loss.The flesh is a mango also contains about 15% sugar.It is said by the health professionals that eating mangoes soothes the intestines as they are easy to digest and they also benefit the brain, and at times also used to stop bleeding and strengthen the heart.

Some of us have the notion that mangoes consumption will make us fat.  No, mangoes do not promote weight gain. What can promote weight gain are sugar loaded mango drinks like Maaza, Frooti, Slice, etc.Eat the fruit naturally, that will fill you up and you won't be adding those extra calories that you want to keep at bay.

Mango Cobbler

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups sliced mangos
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk


Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan , gradually stir in water and fruit and lemon juice.Heat, stirring well. Pour into 1 1/2qt. Baking dish; dot with margarine and sprinkle sugar cinnamon mixture over the top. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.Cut in shortening until mixture looks like meal. Now stir in milk. Mix well.
Drop by spoonfuls on to hot fruit. Bake at 375° for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with ice cream or whipped topping. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Mango Delight

  • 5 cups ripe mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced, or mixture of sliced mangoes and apples
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup flour


Mix sliced mangoes with 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the nutmeg, and lemon juice. Place in a buttered 10 x 6 x 2 inch glass baking dish. Set aside. Combine butter and brown sugar until well blended. Cut in flour and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle the topping evenly over mango slices. Cook in microwave oven 9 to 11 minutes on HIGH power, rotating a half turn after 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with whipped topping or ice cream, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Mango is most important crop in pakistan, Pakistani mango is exported to large number of countries in the world.

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