MANGO – the most popular and the most awaited one every summer is here yet again with a bang and most of us have already had more than one serving of the most interesting & lovable fruit. We usually enjoy going shopping for mangoes in the fruit markets amidst the wonderful mesmerizing aromas of the mangoes picking and choosing our lot in terms of dozens and crates checking them for quality, size, and not to forget getting them at a competitive rate. But looking at the current scenario we have opted for ordering them online which is not a bad idea though!
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The word mango has been said to be originating from the Portuguese word manga and also refers to the Tamil word mankay where ‘man’ represents the mango tree and ‘kay’ means the fruit. While we know of the praiseworthy fruit as the national fruit of India the mango tree is also the national tree of Bangladesh, while the carabao mango is also the national fruit of the Philippines. A popular stone fruit produced from numerous species of tropical trees cultivated mostly for their fleshy edible fruit is a well-known native to South Asia on the whole.
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On the topic of mango, it becomes inevitable to list down the varieties we have around us from the famous Alphonso or Hapus variety from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, Kesar variety from Saurashtra in Gujarat, the Badami from Karnataka, Chaunsa and Langda variety of mango from Bihar in Uttar Pradesh and the Dashehri from Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh as well there are many more to pick and choose.
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Aam as we all call it in Hindi is a must these days on lunch and dinner tables and I’ve seen people eating rather one chapati less but not ready to compromise on the portion of mango coming their way, this is how sweet and attractive this humble fruit has been and over the years its fan following has just multiplied.
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Mangoes raw and ripe both have been quite useful in our kitchens, and in our diets Kairi or raw mango is also used to make pickles in the summer season and those ceramic jars with spice blends, salt, mustard oil, and those flavors as they mellow down inside that pickle jar are just too good.
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LET US CHECK OUT ON A FEW HEALTH BENEFITS OF MANGO:
- Mangoes are good immunity boosters and good for brain health & eliminate indigestion and acidity issues.
- Mangoes give relief from anaemia and also help lower blood pressure and also improve eye health and also lower cholesterol.
- Mango alkalizes the body and is also good for the skin & is rich in minerals and also a good blood cleanser.
- Mangoes help reduce stress & rich in folate and vitamins and are also high in potassium and fiber.
- Mangoes are helpful in treating arthritis and also help in weight loss and gain as needed & have a good content of magnesium and also help in the treatment of diarrhoea.
Here are a few Healthy Recipes with Mango this Summer Season!
Recipe-1] MANGO PASSION DRINK
Recipe-2] AAM KA CHATPATA SALAD
Recipe-3] MANGO BROWN RICE PUDDING
Recipe-4] FUSION DESI MANGO KA MEETHA
Recipe- 5] MANGO & BROWN RICE MEAL BOWL
Recipe-6] MEXI GRILLED CHICKEN WITH MANGO RELISH
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.