Mango Madness!

I am a big fan of mangoes.  I really big fan.

Not the rubbishy red things you get in the supermarkets all year round but the luscious, sweet and scented Indian varieties that have been stacked by the boxful in Asian and Chinese grocery stores over the last couple of months……

Perfect Indian Mangoes

Perfect Indian Mangoes

Now there are lots of healthy reasons why you should eat these gems.  Here are a just a few…

1. They are rich in fibre. 1 medium sized mango will give you around 5g of fibre.  This is great news for me as I tend to eat a boxful in season so that’s my 25g RDA done in one sitting!

2. They are good for your eyes.  I had eye surgery to correct short sightedness some years ago so am very prone to dry eyes.  Mangoes are a rich source of Vitamin A which is useful for good eye health.

3. The humble mango is a wonderful skin cleanser.  It helps clean out clogged pores and gets rid of spots. How brilliant is that?

Great recipes sweet and savoury

The best part for me is eating the bits left on the stone.  I could spend hours making sure the last little part of the flesh is eaten.  Which is the perfect thing to do when this lovely and simple Mango Tart is in the oven :-)

Quick and Easy Mango Tart

Quick and Easy Mango Tart

Or just pile them high on a layer of Chocolate Eggless Sponge Cake.

Chocolate Sponge with Mangoes

Mangoes work really well with savoury dishes too.  Try a Pan Fried Fish Fillet with some Mango and Chilli Salsa.  This recipe is from Laura Santtini’s Flash Cooking.

Mango Salsa works well with fish

How do you eat your mangoes? 

6 responses to “Mango Madness!

  1. glamorous glutton

    I’ve just been making Magee curd but I think I need these amazing colour Indian mangoes. The ones I used really don’t have much flavour. GG

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  2. Mango with whipped cream and meringue has been always been a favourite in our house, but now I see we’re missing out on the mango with cream and chocolate cake! And by the look of your list of reasons to eat mangoes, we should definitely be eating more of them.

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  3. urvashi, i so agree with you! mangoes from the sub-continent are a world unto themselves. i miss the variety that i used to get back in pakistan. here it’s just the little ones. but hey something is better than nothing!

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  4. Mango is such a great fruit, gorgeous in salads when still firm and pale yellow. And when fully ripe, juicy and sweet, there isn’t a recipe you can’t love. Right now I am craving mango lassi

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