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three fresh mangos

Mango, both in its green and ripe form is a very good tenderizing agent due to these same enzymes, therefore ideal to include in any marinade . In India they use a sour mango powder containing ground up green mangos called Amchur, both as a seasoning and tenderizing aid.

We all know the importance of fiber in our diets.  Research has shown that dietary fiber has a protective effect against degenerative diseases, especially with regards to the heart; may help prevent certain types of cancer, as well as lowering blood cholesterol levels. An average sized mango can contain up to 40% of your daily fiber requirement. For those of you who are physically active, whether working out or constantly on the go, mangos are also a great way to replenish that lost potassium. Deliciously rich in anti-oxidants, potassium and fiber - the mango is the perfect fruit! Truly 'the king of fruit'.

Mango Nutrient Information*
Serving size: 3 1/2 ounces mango slices
Calories
Protein
Total Carbohydrate
Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium
Potassium
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
66
0.5g
17g
0.27g
0mg
2mg
156mg
3,890IU
27mg
* Not recommended for labeling purposes
mango shaped bullet point Mangos are an excellent source of Vitamins A and C, as well as a good source of Potassium and contain beta carotene.

mango shaped bullet pointMangos are high in fiber, but low in calories (approx. 110 per average sized mango), fat (only 1 gram) and sodium.

mango shaped bullet pointMangos are a good staple for your daily diet.

Suzanne Hemsworth
shemsworth@csdf-cde.ca.gov
csdkitchen@tmail.com
794-3778 or 396-5132

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