Ambalavi, Chembatan, Bettiamba
Major growing area
Dry, wet, intermediate zones
Taste varies from sweet to sour, according to cultivar. Generally, mangoes exceedingly juicy and sweet tasting.
AYURVEDA & MEDICINAL USES
Unripe mangoes help treat stomach ailments. They also stimulate bile formation when treating blood related diseases. Juice extracted from these mangoes helps prevent various ailments caused by increase in ambient air temperature. Ripe mangoes protect skin health and help overcome night blindness. Their high vitamin A content improves eyesight and protects you from Cataracts. Consuming mangoes blended with milk helps stabilize your weight. Mango seeds, leaves and bark are useful in treating diarrhoea and disorders in women’s reproductive systems.
When purchasing mangoes, go for the ones with unblemished yellow skin blushed with red. They are the most delicious. Also, remember, larger the mango, higher the fruit-to-seed ratio.
Add colour and taste to your lunch spread with an elegant mango salad dressing. Blend the pulp with red vinegar, rice vinegar, olive oil, salt, basil and pepper. For the tropical version, blend with coconut oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, lime, peanut butter, salt, pepper and mint. Combine mango with avocado and add mustard for a thicker dressing.
Beat the heat by blending frozen mango with nut milk for an icy tropical milkshake. Add cashew nut powder or coconut crème for a thicker, richer consistency. Frozen mango is ideal to mix with popsicles, sorbet and ice cream, and your kids would thank you for it.
A favourite among locals, mango lassi is refreshing and filling. To prepare, blend a mango, ice cubes, coconut milk, cardamom, and cinnamon. Consumer chilled.
NUTRIENTS & VALUES PER 100g EDIBLE PORTION
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