Saturday, May 28, 2011


I confess... we are OBSESSED with Mangoes over here! We just can't get enough of them... and lucky for us there are so many GREAT health benefits to go along with the amazing flavor and tropical vibe, that you can justify splurging on them. They are a little more expensive than most fruits (check out Costco, a box or 8 for $6.50) but 1 of them can be enjoyed by a few hungry fingers. We have them with breakfast or as a snack or mixed in with another fruit like strawberries for dessert- and I {confession} eat one almost every night (when we don't have them for dessert) before I hit the hay! They are so delicious and this is the warm season to enjoy them- so dig in before they are gone!

Our current favorite dessert in this household...

Here are some known Health Benefits of Mangoes:
  • Super good for digestion because they are high in Pectin & Fiber
  • High in Vitamin A, B, C, & E as well as Iron, Copper, Magnesium & Potassium--- see they are loaded with good stuff!
  • Help lower levels of LDL cholestrol
  • High in Antioxidants therefore, a fighter of cancer and heart disease
Random fact: Mangoes are from the same family as pistachios & cashews?? Yes it's true! Weird huh??

Don't forget, you can also make some Mango salsa, or Mango Sorbet, add it to smoothies or puree it for baby food.... the possibilities are endless!

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