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- 26th January 2023

Mango 101: Everything you need to know about storing mangoes, their nutritional benefits as well as the different varieties of this popular tropical fruit.

Mangoes are undoubtedly one of the most delicious and versatile fruits out there. Not only do they come in many different shapes, sizes and colours, they are also a great source of Vitamin C. But what is the best way to store them? What are the different varieties available? If you’re looking for the answers to these questions, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, you’ll find all that you need to know about mangoes – from storage and nutrition information through to a breakdown of their various types. So, let’s get started!

Origins of Mango: Where and How it Grew

The mango was first grown in India over 5000 years ago. From there they spread to South-East Asia and were introduced to the rest of the world by merchants and explorers. Mangoes are now grown in many tropical and sub-tropical countries like Indonesia, Thailand and South Africa.

Nutritional Benefits of Eating Mangoes

A raw mango is 84% water, 15% carbohydrates, 1% protein and contains negligible fat. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, which are important for vision and immunity, respectively. Mangoes are also a good source of fibre and can help you feel full after eating and lastly are a good source of potassium, an important antioxidant for the body. One cup of mangoes contains about 100 calories and no fat.

Mangoes are a delicious, juicy fruit that can be enjoyed in many ways. Here are some recipe ideas and tips for enjoying them:

  • Add mango to your morning smoothie or oatmeal for a sweet, nutritious start to the day.
  • Enjoy mango as a healthy snack by itself or with yogurt or cottage cheese.
  • Use mango in salads or as a topping on grilled chicken or fish.
  • Make a tropical salsa or guacamole using mango, avocado, and pineapple.
  • For dessert, try mango with angel food cake, in a pie or tart, or made into ice cream or sorbet.

No matter how you enjoy them, mangoes are a great way to add sweetness and nutrition to your diet.

Storing Mangoes for Maximum Freshness

NEVER store whole mangoes below 10° C – Store between 11°C to 15°C and keep mangoes away from bananas and avocadoes as they will cause each other to ripen more quickly leading to spoiling. Normal household refrigerators operate at 4°C.

The Shelly Mango

Mangoes are a delicious and nutritious fruit that come in many different varieties. The Shelly variety is a hybrid mango that is a cross between a Tommy Atkins and Keitt mango. This variety of mango is typically sweeter than other varieties and has a softer, smoother texture. Because of its sweetness and lack of fibre, this variety of mango is often used in desserts or as a sweet snack.

Schoonbee Landgoed decided to partner with Rederberg Estates from Limpopo to ensure the best export quality mangoes for our consumers.

Get your fresh Shelly Mangoes from our online store by clicking this link.

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