Mangos… it’s what gets us through the blistering heat of summer! You may just eat them because they’re so damn delicious, but they actually contain significant nutritive value in both their natural and dried state. This scrumptious fruit is rich in vitamins, dietary fibre and antioxidants.
Let’s start with a surprising one - mangos are great skin food. The active antioxidants in dried mangos can soothe inflammation and minimise the appearance of age spots, wrinkles and blemishes. They also help improve skin elasticity. Sounds a whole lot better than scarfing down soybeans or sardines if you ask us…
Dried mangos are crammed full of vitamin A and over 25 different carotenoids. Car-a-what, you might say? Carotenoids are the plant pigments that are responsible for bright yellow and orange colour in fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene, found in large amounts in mangos, is a carotenoid that is converted into vitamin A by your body. This is why mango is an excellent source of vitamin A. Did you know that vitamin A plays a key role in cell growth, healthy vision and a robust immune system. How’s that for a quick lesson in biology?
Mangos also contain a significant amount of vitamin C, which is great for optimal immune function, collagen formation and to support tissue healing. Vitamin C plays a key role in the protection of blood vessels and arteries in the body. Duh, eating mangos seems like the obvious way to get our daily dose of vitamins.
Don’t forget that the high dietary fiber count of dried mangos can help balance bacterial levels in your gut and keep your stomach functioning well. No more tummy issues?! Sign me up for a bowl of mangos, stat.
Mango season may be all too fleeting, but with our dried Thai mangos you can enjoy the deliciousness (and reap the health benefits) of the king of fruits all year around.