Did you know that mangos rich in iron, great for expectant mothers… and… can have a stimulating effect on your sex drive, too. In fact, if you’re looking for a “super food” to help your digestion, protect you from cancer and give your skin a healthy glow, you’ll want to try my recipe for an absolutely delicious fresh Mango Salsa
Mangos are a low calorie exotic stone fruit. Around the world mangos are loved for their sweet yet tart, bright orange flesh. It has citrus, floral, and hints of peach notes, depending on the variety. Besides being low calorie, mangos are filled with nutrients, especially fiber, protein, and vitamin C. One cup of sliced mango contains just 99 calories, 1.35 grams of protein, 2.64 grams of fiber, 24.7 grams of carbohydrates, and a 60.1 milligrams of vitamin C. [Source]
The other awesome fact about mangos is that they contain an important digestive enzyme called amylase that helps break down sugars, which helps with digestion.
For meat/fish lovers: Try it this summer over fish tacos or plain grilled Chicken
For a sweeter salsa I suggest my recipe for Peach Mango Salsa. This salsa is perfect on any type of fish or as a topping for your favorite omelet.
2 cups diced raw mango
2 fresh red Fresno chilies
½ purple onion, chopped finely
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 c. cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro (fresh, not dried!)
juice of two limes, zest of 1 lime
Just stir together and enjoy!
Do you love Mangos? Here are some other Mango Inspired Recipes you will want to try: