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The Health Benefits of Mango

Origin And General Information

Latin Name: Mangifera Indica

Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines. The Mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh.

Mango is called 'Aam' in India. It is known as the 'King Of Fruits'.

The mango tree is a native to India for over 4000 years and it spread the world over from here. Mango is a widely cultivated fruit in tropical and subtropical regions. The fruit is exported worldwide.

The mango tree grows to a height of about 50 to 60 feet and the branches spread wide. A perennial tree, some have been found to be fruiting even after 300 years.

The ripe mango fruit is available several colours like yellow, orange, yellow and red, green, green and red, purple green etc. The fruit is sweet with various combinations of sweet to sour tastes. The ripe mango gives off a distinct sweet aroma and you can find people sniffing the fruit, before buying mangoes.

India is the biggest producer of mango. Most of it is locally consumed although some of the popular varieties like the 'Alphonso', called 'Hapoos' in India, is widely exported. Alphonso is the highest rated mango in quality and the most expensive mango that is available in India.

Some mangoes have hairy, fibrous seeds but most are free of fibre. The fibrous ones are ones commonly sucked and consumed since cutting them is difficult.

Mango skins of some mangoes varieties like 'Langda' etc and the raw mango can cause itching, burning and biting and inflammation of the skin around the mouth due to the anacardic acid content in them. The sap of some mangoes causes these symptoms too because of the caustic nature of the sap.

Raw Mangoes

Mango Varieties

There are thousands of mango varieties all over the world. In India over 1000 varieties are encountered though one may never have seen more than a dozen due to a person being localised in one place.

In India, the varieties considered best, are :

  • Alphonso, Beishan and Kesar in South India.
  • Dussheri, Langda and Safeda in North India.

Mango flowers

Uses Of Mango

Raw mangoes are used in making chutneys, pickles, dry mango powder called 'amchur' in India. They can also be consumed raw with salt and chillies, juice and nectar are also prepared from it.

Ripe mangoes are usually eaten as a fruit. Other uses are as a mango lassi - a drink made with ripe mango pieces, curd and sugar. A thick juice of mango pulp, milk and sugar called 'aamras' is eaten with Indian flatbread or pooris.

Mangoes are used to make jams, jellies, pickles, smoothies, ice creams, sweet chilli sauce, mango drinks, milkshakes etc.

Mango Sorbet Recipe

Mango Leaves

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Uses Of Various Parts Of The Mango Tree

The mango tree has very versatile uses. Apart from the fruit offering excellent health benefits, the other parts of the tree like the leaves, bark, trunk etc, in fact, each and every part is used in a variety of applications. Some of the uses are as under.

  • Mango leaves are considered auspicious and therefore garlands and runners are made from the leaves and are hung at the entrance and the doorways of the home during the Hindu new year, Diwali, weddings, the birth of a child etc.
  • The mango seed kernels are an ingredient of poultry and cattle feeds. They are soaked first and then dried to a 10% moisture level before incorporation in the feeds.
  • The mango seed is high in stearic acid which is fat used in making soap. The seed residue after fat extraction is used in cattle feed and as an additive to enhance the quality of the soil.
  • The bark contains 15 to 20 % tannin which is used for tanning hides. It also yields a yellow dye.
  • A resinous gum is also obtained from the trunk of the mango tree and used in mending crockery in Africa. In India, the gum is used as a substitute for gum arabic.
  • Mango wood is used for making furniture, carving, wood panelling etc after seasoning it.

Mango Sorbet

Raw Mango

About Raw Mango

Raw mangoes are green in colour and are an excellent source of Vitamin C and pectin. The sour taste is due to its oxalic acid, citric acid malic acid, and succinic acid contents. It is also a good source of vitamin B Complex.

In India and Pakistan, a refreshing summer drink is made from raw mango called 'Panna'. This drink is very cooling and prevents heatstroke and dehydration. Check out my video below to learn how to make it at home.

Raw mangoes are pickled too and also used for making jams, sauces, chutneys, dried mango powder and as one of the ingredients used in the marination.

Raw mango benefits in gastrointestinal diseases, heatstroke, scurvy. liver dysfunctions, blood disorders etc.

However, do not consume more than 1 or 2 raw mangoes every day and drain the sap before consuming.

Aam Panna Recipe | Raw Mango Drink Concentrate

Nutrients In Mango

A single mango is packed with high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants while at the same time is low in calories.100 gms of sliced mango provides 25% of the daily vitamin A requirement and about of the vitamin C requirement.

Mango is rich in iron, Vit A, E, selenium and soluble dietary fibre, contains no cholesterol or saturated fat and is low in sodium but high in potassium making it healthy for people with heart disorders to consume. Mango has good amounts of copper and some B-complex vitamins.

Mango benefits by the number of phytochemicals it contains like lutein, cryptoxanthin, gallic acid, polyphenols, carotenoids and omega 3 & omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Mango is the perfect after exercise replenisher of lost salts, vitamins, minerals and energy. Rather than reaching out for an energy drink or vitamin water, reach out for a mango instead. It's much healthier and natural.

Nutrient Levels In Mango

Mango fruit (Mangifera indica), fresh 

Nutrition Value per 100 g


(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)



Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA


70 Kcal



17 g



0.5 g


Total Fat

0.27 g



0 mg


Dietary Fiber

1.80 g






14 µg



0.584 mg


Pantothenic acid

0.160 mg


Pyridoxine (vit B-6)

0.134 mg



0.057 mg



0.058 mg


Vitamin C

27.7 mg


Vitamin A

765 IU


Vitamin E

1.12 mg


Vitamin K

4.2 µg






2 mg



156 mg






10 mg



0.110 mg



0.13 mg



9 mg



0.027 mg



0.04 mg






445 µg



17 µg



11 µg



0 µg



0 µg





Health Benefits Of Mango

In Ayurveda, mango is considered as constitutionally hot. Thus, they are required to be, either cooled in the refrigerator or dipped in cold water for some time, before they are eaten.

Mango balances the tri-doshas of the body, namely, Vaat, Pitt, and Kapha.

Every part of the mango tree is used in folk and ayurvedic remedies.

  • Mango flowers, when dried, are used in controlling diarrhoea, dysentery, and diseases of the urinary system.
  • The bark is an astringent because of the mangiferin content and is widely used in relieving rheumatic pains & diphtheria.
  • The gum resin is used in scabies, on cracks in feet and benefits in syphilis.
  • The kernel powder & a decoction is used for removing worms and as astringent in diarrhoea, bleeding piles & haemorrhages.
  • The extracts of raw fruits, bark, stems & leaves exhibit antibiotic properties.
  • The tender leaves of mango benefits in diabetes, the seeds in diarrhoea and many disorders of the female reproductive system.
  • Fresh mango bark juice is useful in heavy menstrual bleeding, leucorrhoea, mucus and pus discharge from the uterus and uterine bleeding.
  • Among the medicinal properties attributed to mango is it being antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiparasitic, antitussive, antiasthmatic, expectorant, a tonic, a contraceptive, an aphrodisiac, laxative, beneficial to digestion etc.
  • Mango benefits the eyes, memory, in anaemia, helps gain weight.

Mango Health Benefits

Uses Of Mango In Specific Health Conditions

For Intestinal Worms

Take 1/4 tsp mango seed churan with hot water to get rid of worms.

In Diarrhoea

Grind mango seed with water to make a paste. Apply a thick layer on the navel. It benefits all types of diarrhoea.

In Dysentery

  • Grind mango seed. Add to buttermilk and drink.
  • Dry mango leaves in shade. Grind and sieve them fine. Take 1/2 tsp of this 3 times a day with hot water.

Soil Eating

  • To stop a child from eating soil, give ground mango seed with water.
  • The mango seed can be roasted and eaten also.

For Strong Teeth

Chew fresh mango leaves and spit out after it is done. This benefits in bleeding of gums and firms up the loose teeth.

In Tuberculosis

To a cup of mango juice add 60 gms of honey. Take twice a day, once in the morning and then in the evening. Also, drink cow's milk 3 times daily. Do this for a minimum of 21 days.

In Brain Weakness

Take 1 cup mango juice, 1/4th cup milk, 1 tsp ginger juice. Mix well. Add sugar to taste. Take once daily. It benefits in brain weakness, chronic headache, etc. It purifies the blood and strengthens the liver & heart.

In Cholera

Take 25 gms tender mango leaves and grind them. Add 200 ml water to them. Boil till 100 ml water remains. Give this to drink twice.

In Piles

Take 1 cup juice of sweet mango, 25 gms sweet curd, and 1 tsp ginger juice. Mix all and drink. This is 1 dose. Take 3 such doses thrice a day. It benefits in chronic diarrhoea too.

To Strengthen Digestive Power

Fibrous mangoes are more beneficial and correct indigestion. Drinking milk after sucking on a mango gives strength to the intestines. Mango cleanses the stomach, strengthens the liver and raises the haemoglobin level of the blood.

Drinking 70 ml juice of sweet mango with 2 gms ginger powder added to it, in the morning, increases the digestion power.

For Spleen

Take 70 ml mango juice. Add 15 gms of honey. drink in the morning daily for 3 weeks. It benefits in swelling of the spleen.
Abstain from sour things during this time.

As Strength Increaser

Mango increases haemoglobin and weight of weak persons, gives energy to the body. One can eat mango murabba also.

As A Beauty Enhancer

Eating mangoes regularly clears the complexion and makes the face glow.

For Dry Cough

Take a ripe mango and roast it by covering it in hot ash. when it's done cool and suck on it for relief from a dry cough.

In Pyorrhoea & Dental Diseases

Brush the teeth with powdered mango seed.

For Burning Sensation In Hands & Feet

Rub the hands and feet with mango flowers.

In Diabetes

  • Mix mango & java plum (Syzygium cumin) juice in equal quantities and drink for a few days.
  • Dry mango flowers and grind them. Take 1 gm of this with honey daily.

Bites Of Poisonous Insects & Animals

In cases of a bite by a rat, monkey, rabid dog, spider, scorpion etc rub am mango seed with water on the bite and apply its paste on the bite. It relieves pain.

In Marasmus (A condition where the muscles waste away)

To 2 tsp of honey add 1 tsp mango powder. Give this to the child to lick twice a day.

For Renal Stone

Dry fresh mango leaves in the shade. Grind them fine. Take 8 gms of this with water which has been kept overnight (not fresh). Take it early in the morning. It benefits in the sand like fine stones.

For Sunstroke And Heatstroke

Drink mango panna. (Recipe for making mango panna is given below.)

For Scorpion Bite

Mix equal quantity of mango powder and garlic powder and apply on the bite. It neutralizes the poison.

In Insomnia

Eat mango at night and then drink milk. It brings on good sleep.

In Dropsy

Eat 2 mangoes 3 times a day.

In Weakness Of Kidneys

Eat mangoes daily to strengthen the kidneys.

For Menstrual Cramps

Grind some wood of the mango tree. Add 4 parts of water to 1 part of this powder. Boil this for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool, strain and drink twice a day for relief.

In Skin Diseases Like Scabies

Add lemon juice to the gum of mango tree. Make a paste and apply on the affected area.

In Asthma And Cough And For Wound Healing

Drink mango decoction made as above.

For Amoebiasis

Grind mango seed. Mix with an equal quantity of jaggery. Give 2 gm daily to children.

In Enlarged Gall Bladder

Add 25 ml honey to 300 ml mango juice. Take daily.

Overeating Fish

If you overeat fish don't worry about indigestion. Just eat a piece of raw mango to digest it.

Mango Murabba Recipe


• 2 Pounds raw mangoes
• 3 Pounds sugar
• 1 tsp Lemon juice
• 6 Green cardamoms (seeds only)
• 2-1/2 cups water
• 1/4 tsp Kewra (screw pine essence)


•Wash and cut mangoes into thick pieces.
•Take a skillet and boil water.•
Add mangoes and boil them on low heat for 4 minutes.
•Remove the slices and dry them on a piece of cloth.
•Add sugar and lemon juice to the boiled water.
•Cook it properly on low flame to form syrup of one thread consistency.
•Add mango slices and cook until they become soft.•Now leave for 12 hours at room temperature
.•Again remove the mangoes and add cardamom seeds to the syrup.
•Boil it for 5 minutes.
•Add mango slices and cook it on low heat for few minutes
.•Remove skillet from the heat and cool.
•Add kewra essence.•

Aam Ka Murraba is ready.


The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or embarking on a new health regime.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 09, 2015:

Those mango pickles are so delicious. The how to make these video is really useful. I have not yet used the mango powder so will have to look for this in the store.

sewfurreal on February 14, 2014:

thank u.this is some very educational information.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 14, 2013:

Vinaya-Thanks for reading.

Askme-glad you got the info you were looking for. I appreciate your visit.

Rebecca O'Reilly from California on July 12, 2013:

How ironic!! I just had a delicious mango today. They are in full season in my Southern California area. So sweet, so good--especially on a morning where it is already 80 degrees.

I was wondering about the nutritional value of a mango. Thank you for listing.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on July 11, 2013:

Aha Mangoes! They are ripe in my orchard.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 11, 2013:

@Peggy, mangoes are certainly a delight to eat. Thanks for all the votes and sharing.

@Rose,thanks and glad you like the info and videos as well.

@Kathryn, good to know you like the presented info and thanks for reading. You have a very goodnight too!

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on July 11, 2013:

How did I miss this?! Mangoes are one of my very favorite fruits. They are also on sale this week, so I might buy a couple :)

I like the tip about sing it as an after exercise replenisher. And the recipe looks delicious! There are so many amazing things to make using mango.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a wonderful night!

~ Kathryn

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on July 11, 2013:

Excellent article! It is unbelievable how many health benefits the mango has. This was very insightful and I enjoyed the videos. Thanks for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 11, 2013:

We are able to purchase delicious mangoes in Houston and often enjoy them as one of our breakfast fruits. I was unaware that every part of a mango tree was used in all the ways you mentioned nor that they got so tall. UUI votes and sharing and pinning.

abhishek madheshiya on June 19, 2013:

i like the mangos vre muchhhhhhhhhhhh

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 12, 2013:

Thanks Babina. I have many more hubs on healthy foods and I'll be honored by your reading them. Thank you.

Babina on March 12, 2013:

I am so grateful for this healthy life education, please keep me posted with more healthy information. Thanks so much.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 05, 2013:

Hi Beth,

I think I said mangoes are fattening and should be avoided by those who'd like to lose weight. I think I'm clear on this aspect. Otherwise, mangoes are a healthy fruit.

Appreciate your queries. Thanks.

Beth37 on January 05, 2013:

Rajan! I saw this on the main feed and thought, "I bet Rajan would be interested in this..." and lo and behold, you wrote it! lol... You just said in another hub that we should avoid mangoes. ??

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 14, 2012:

Hi lemonkerdz,

Glad you like the information and hope you try making this Indian style chutney. Thanks for visiting.

lemonkerdz from LIMA, PERU on December 13, 2012:

Mango really is a great fruit with plenty of benefits. since we have mango season starting in peru, the chutney is on its way. Thanks for the informative hub.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 01, 2012:

Hi Mike, glad to provide you some useful info. appreciate your visist, comments and sharing the hub.

Mike Robbers from London on November 30, 2012:

Thanks for your helpful tips about mangoes, I always loved them but I never knew how healthy, they were :)

Voted and shared!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 30, 2012:

@ Will - Never tried mangoes with rice and coconut milk. Looks like a delicious combination. Thanks for reading and your input. Glad to see you.

@ Missy - thanks for appreciating. I hope you try these recipes. Thanks for visiting.

Missy Mac from Illinois on September 30, 2012:

I was not aware of the health benefits of mangos and I love them. I like making a smoothie and sorbet. I will be trying your recipe. Thanks again great hub.

Will Apse on September 30, 2012:

We have fabulous mangoes in Thailand which I love with glutinous rice and coconut milk. It is good to read that there are many health benefits!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 29, 2012:

DMV, thanks for reading and appreciating.

DMVmimay on August 29, 2012:

bang-up hub.. i learned lot of thing about mango, which is one of my favorite tropical fruit. thanks for sharing this hub, i like reafing this! so useful :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 27, 2012:

Thanks for reading and commenting, ausmedus. Glad you liked it.

Sallie Smith from Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines on August 27, 2012:

hmmmmmm yummy HUB. it's really great to know about the benefits of lovely fruit.......really worth reading.Liked it........

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2012:

oh thanks for this piece of news.

drsohel from Dhaka, BD on August 03, 2012:

There are someone.... I know myself. World is a weird place Rajan, you never what you'll know in the next minute. That's why life is so attractive.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2012:

drsohel, I doubt if there is anyone who doesn't like mangoes. Thanks for reading and appreciating.

drsohel from Dhaka, BD on August 02, 2012:

Mango is my one of the favorite fruits. We love it without knowing all these benefits. Very very informative hub. Thanks for sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 31, 2012:

tillsontitan, thanks for such kind words. Appreciate the votes and visit.

Mary Craig from New York on July 30, 2012:

Rajan you leave nothing to the always cover it all and provide so much good information from A to Z. Another great hub.

Voted up, useful, and awesome.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 30, 2012:

Linda, that's one of the most morale boosting comments I've received. Thank you and I hope you keep enjoying mangoes.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on July 30, 2012:

I have finally come to appreciate the mango. It took me long enough!:) It's a delicious fruit and if it wasn't for this hub, I probably never would have tried to, I thank you Rajan!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:

Thanks for reading and commenting tanjilovi.

tanjilovi from Bangladesh on July 15, 2012:

My most favorite fruit. Great. It is useful in lowering cholesterol!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 01, 2012:

Thanks for reading, Ania. It's both healthy and delicious.

ania arshad on May 31, 2012:

mango is my favourite fruit because it is very delious

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 25, 2012:

Charlu, I am so glad you are a mango lover. Now with this added info you will able to use it in many other ways. Try the mango panna drink. It tastes awesome and for summer it's a very refreshing drink.

So glad you stopped by to read and appreciate.

Thank you.

Charlu from Florida on March 25, 2012:

I have loved and eaten ripe mangoes all my life, even had trees in my back yard as a child and never had any idea of all the uses and recipes. Thank you so much and I assure you my intake of mango will now increase for medicinal purposes and pleasure. I will also be back to review Voted the ups

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 04, 2012:

CloudExplorer, thanks for all the kind words and the vote up.

Mike Pugh from New York City on February 04, 2012:

I love this hub a great deal, mango's definitely have so many healthy purposes, I've learned much here, and would like to thank you for sharing such a wealth of useful info here. Awesome job Voted up!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 23, 2012:

JS, thanks for sharing the links and letting me know.

Best regards.

JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on January 22, 2012:

I tried to add the links to my last comment but I didn't make it in time. You will find that you are the first links in the "links" section at the bottom of both these Hubs:



Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 22, 2012:

Thanks, JS, the pleasure has been mine too. It's been great interacting with you and thanks in advance for incorporating the links as and when you deem necessary.

JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on January 22, 2012:

By the way Rajan, I will be adding your links to my Hubs as well as they relate. This has been fruitful, pardon the pun!


Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 22, 2012:

J.S, Asian countries as such or in fact the tropical regions in Asia, have a longer fruiting season for mango.

Still as mangoes are exported world wide and to the US too, I think it should not be too difficult to get them. Though only the creme de la creme varieties are usually exported.

It's been a fruitful interaction with you. I learned a lot.


JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on January 21, 2012:

That is very interesting Rajan! You have a great harvest season of mangoes where you are. Where I live in the US I don't have monsoon season but we do have winter and snow. In my wife's native Cambodia, they have only heat and little water. We have a very short growing season in Northern New England. I appreciate the link to my Salad Recipe on your Hub:

Thank you Rajan Jolly!


Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 21, 2012:

J.S, thanks for the read. In India, mangoes are available from start of the summer season till the onset of the monsoon, a good 4 months in a year, different varieties ripening at different times. It starts off with the unripe green mangoes we make pickles, chutneys, etc with.

Thanks for your input. I'll definitely check out this recipe.

I am including a link to this wonderful recipe in my just published hub on benefits of papaya.

Thanks for all the appreciation and votes.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 21, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by, Ibfitness. I'm glad my hub convinced you to eat more of this healthy luscious fruit.

JS Matthew from Massachusetts, USA on January 21, 2012:

Mangoes. A very important staple in Southeast Asia. My wife is from Cambodia and her parents own a mango farm there. Mangoes are only ripe in Cambodia for about a month so most of the recipes require Green mangoes (unripened). I just read your Hub on Papayas. In Cambodia the papaya are often used in recipes while they are green and unripened as well. Feel free to check out my recipe for Green Papaya Salad:

As always, voted up and useful!


Luke Bremner from United Kingdom on January 19, 2012:

Thanks for all the great information. I never realised how many benefits there were in Mango's. Definitely going to eat more now!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 18, 2012:

m0rd0r, Ruchira, Injured lamb, thanks guys for stopping by, your valuable comments and appreciation.

Thanks again.

Injured lamb on January 18, 2012:

Thanks for sharing this informative hub of yours Rajan, appreciate your well done job!

Ruchira from United States on January 18, 2012:

Mangoes are my favorite fruit. You have enlightened me as usual, Rajan :) Thank you!

Stoill Barzakov from Sofia, Bulgaria on January 18, 2012:

Thank you for sharing. I love Mango :)

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 17, 2012:

@ Marie Gail, thanks for stopping by. Thanks for letting me know you found it useful.

@ Dex, thanks for being here and I am sure you will like the 'King of Fruits' pretty soon,and derive huge health benefits in the process. As always, it's a pleasure to see you here.

Thanks again.

@ my_girl_sara - I hope you find a variety of mango that tastes good. Mango is so full of health that it would be a pity if one isn't able to use its benefits. I'm sure you will soon.

Thanks for visiting.

Cynthia Lyerly from Georgia on January 17, 2012:

You are making me crave a mango!! I only wish I lived in FL because they are the best down there. In GA, they are expensive and don't taste good.

Dexter Yarbrough from United States on January 17, 2012:

Hi Rajan! Another very useful hub! Mangoes have a smell, taste and texture that I am still training my nose and tongue to appreciate. They are certainly ripe with tremendous benefits - as you so aptly detail. Great hub. You have found a niche, sir, and it is working well! Congratulation on another informative hub!

Marie Gail Stratford from Kansas City, MO on January 17, 2012:

I learned a lot reading this Hub. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 17, 2012:

Thanks for visiting, alocsin. Thanks for the vote and the appreciation.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on January 17, 2012:

A comprehensive hub about my favorite fruit. voting this Up and Interesting.

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