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Mango peel health benefits – Why eat mango with peel?

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Mango peel facts

Nutritional benefits of mango, the king of fruits, is very much known to us. But what about the benefits of mango skin? Mango skin has several health benefits. Studies conducted by researchers say that certain compounds that are present in mango peel would help prevent some types of cancer and diabetes. These compounds in mango can regulate certain receptor molecules in our body cells. These receptor modules can control the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It can also help stabilize the glucose levels and the amount of certain types of fatty compounds in blood. Certain compounds in mango peel have cancer-fighting properties. These compounds are found to be abundant in mango peel.

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Mango peel can be eaten?

Mango peal can be eaten raw. It can be eaten along with mango flesh. Mango pickle is prepared with unpeeled mangoes. Mango peel need not be removed before making dishes and pickles. Peel can also be eaten with ripe mangoes. Whenever you eat mango fruit, eat it with skin. Do not peel away mango skin. Mango skin has several useful compounds that can strengthen body.

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Mango peel health benefits

Researches by Indian scientists have exposed the nutritional benefits of mango peel. Mango skin is found to be having loads of anthocyanins and carotenoids. Raw mango peel is found to be having high amounts of polyphenol. Mango fruit peel is found to be having great amounts of anthocyanins and carotenoids compared to be skin of raw mango. Compounds like anthocyanins and carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that helps delay aging and protect us from varieties of diseases. These antioxidants are found to be strengthening body against arthritis, diabetes, different forms of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Polyphenols, the natural compounds found in flora are also antioxidants that are beneficial to body. Mango peel therefore contains good nutrients that increase the resistance power of body.

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A study conducted inAustraliahas confirmed that eating mangoes with peel would help body lose weight. The skins of certain varieties of mangoes were found to be containing compounds that stop the formation of fat cells in human body.

Advantages of eating mangoes with skin

According to the studies, mango peel has compounds that would kill radicals that cause diseases. Mango peel is therefore beneficial to human body. In South India you can see elderly people in excellent health condition because they abundantly eat mangoes with skin, and other fruits. Eating tender mango with peel is found to be a remedy for dysentery, constipation, piles and indigestion. Mango peel is boiled with water and this drink is used in India as a home remedy for stomach mucus membrane inflammation problems. Tender mango with skin is found to be helping morning sickness. The peel of mango is also found to be having good fibre content. Next time you eat mangoes, eat with skin. Do not peel away the skins.


celestina8 on September 19, 2016:

After seeing an easy away to access mango meat on Facebook, I bought a few. I had one last week and was delighted with the flavor and sweetness. Halfway through the fruit, I accidentally ate some of the skin. At first I was alarmed but, feeling no bitterness on my palate, I decided to eat more of the very thin skin. It was not bitter but had a mild citrus flavor. I had washed the skin well and was not afraid of pesticides. After reading your article and noticing no negative reaction to the skin, I am now a fearless consumer of mangoes! Plus, they are being sold for 99 cents at my local Grocery Outlet. I decided to eat no more that one mango every other day. Is that too much? (Thank you for your article!)

saimeghana on June 20, 2015:

thank,you for giving this advices

Virendar nahata on June 18, 2015:

Yes it is true and in state of Rajasthan peoples are using it as vegetables since centuries . i also eat so many times in the mango season . it is a very delicious vegetable. And peoples are very fond of it.

Yummy on June 03, 2015:

I had a poison ivy rash and wanted to build my resistance to it because I work outdoors and it is everywhere. Ate some mango with skin, good as eating a leaf of poison ivy and much more delicious! I love mangoes!

Shannon Allar on May 14, 2015:

You need to put in a warning that some people can have allergies to Mango skin because it comes from the same family as poison ivy and oak. I just spent $56 because I ate Mango skin and it gave me hives, blisters on my lip and a rash near my eye.

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mavie on March 01, 2015:

Hi.. thanks for the info about mango peel. if u don't mind what book and who is the author.. looking forward to your reply thank you.. God bless

sally on January 22, 2015:

mangoes always hve been my favourite fruits, especially de green ones to pickle on wth salt and pepper hmmm, yet de yellow ones juicy aswell...... I never get fed up, so ladies always crab on mangoes let it be part of ur daily life.

keji selina on September 26, 2014:


I will tell my father to eat row mango ,he had blood pressure.

question if you peel the skin of mango and dry it then you pour it the content remain the same or no?

Hifliangel on July 17, 2014:

All praising their addiction to mangoes and not one mention the variety; I.e. Hayden, Kent, etc. they all can't have the same composition as you will find just by the texture, flavor, etc.

attah on May 07, 2014:

great information

dhannyya (author) on June 15, 2012:

@Precy anza..thanks for the u told skin of certain varieties of mango are difficult to eat....but it has great health benefits

precy anza from USA on June 15, 2012:

Mango lover too! :) There were few times I had eaten a mango with peels, but I didn't like the taste. Now I know it can be eaten, with health benefits too. ^-^'

dhannyya (author) on June 11, 2012:

thank you wwolfs and anglnwu for your not peel off the skin next time you eat mango...

anglnwu on June 11, 2012:

I love mangoes and always remove peel. Now, I know that it's good to eat the peel as well. Glad to learn that and thanks for sharing.

wwolfs on June 11, 2012:

Great information on mangoes. Certainly sounds like there are many health benefits to eating the skin. Nice hub and thank you for sharing this information.

Voted up and useful!

dhannyya (author) on June 07, 2012:

dear Minnetonka Twin ..nice to see ur time you have mango fruit, have wit peel..

dhannyya (author) on June 07, 2012:


welcoming u, in advance, for ur India visit. Taj Mahal is wonderful to see..come in summer..u will get juicy mango fruit here

dhannyya (author) on June 07, 2012:

dear WD Curry 111 ..thanks for the comment..yes there are mangoes with hard skin..something difficult to eat

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 07, 2012:

Wonderful information on the health benefits of the mango skin. I didn't know you could eat the skin but now I will try it and see. Nice work.

Saira Sheikh from London, United Kingdom on June 07, 2012:

Yes, i would love to visit India, specially the Taj Mahal. The Indian and Pakistani mangoes are delicious, juicy and sweet, just had them earlier. I also made a sauce out of green mangoes today. I think you might know which sauce?

WD Curry 111 from Space Coast on June 07, 2012:

This is great information. We love mangoes around here. India is showing us new (to us) things to do with the fruit. How will I ever live without mango chutney, now that I know?

See, some of the mangoes we grow have very caustic skin. It can even blister your lip. Next time I eat the milder kind, I will give it a try.

dhannyya (author) on June 07, 2012:

thank you articlesocean for your comment...visit India and have varieties of mangoes

Saira Sheikh from London, United Kingdom on June 07, 2012:

I love green mango's, the sourness, and the peel of them are just too tasty. Mangoes are my favorite fruit. In fact i just had green mango yesterday, and now going to have yellow mangoes.. hmm yummy. great hub ! Voted up.

dhannyya (author) on June 07, 2012:

thank you Rajan Jolly and Unknown Spy for your comments.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on June 07, 2012:

wow..great! green mangoes my favorite and i eat it with peel.. :)

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 07, 2012:

Interesting and useful information, Dhannyya. I love mangoes in any form, anytime.

Voted up.

dhannyya (author) on June 06, 2012:

thanks Michele Travis for dropping by

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on June 06, 2012:

great hub. I didn't know you could eat mango skins. Thank you for this information.

dhannyya (author) on June 06, 2012:

thanks Archana for ur comment

archana srivastav on June 06, 2012:

Beautiful hub.I like mango.

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