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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mangoes

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mango

As part of our #FlavourFocus for June, we are discovering some amazing facts that we didn’t know about mango! We know that mango has a deliciously sweet, tropical taste that reminds us of the summer – but what don’t we know about this glorious fruit?

 

The main component of mango is water…

According to Penn State University, 83% of a mango is made up of water! And even better – apparently, eating foods that have a low energy but high water content will keep you feeling fuller, for longer!

 

The mango is the most popular fruit in the world…

Yes – that’s right! Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world, originating from India and travelling all over the world, including Asia, Africa and America. To this day, India still grows and consumes more mangoes than any other country – and why wouldn’t they? There are so many things that you can do with a mango, including making salsas, juices, smoothies and more.

 

Pickled mangoes are a thing…

In the 16th century, some of the first mangoes were actually pickled! Since then, the word ‘mango’ was adopted in many places, including America, to mean ‘pickle’.

 

Mangoes won’t ripen in the fridge…

If your mango is green – whatever you do, don’t put it in the fridge! Mangoes won’t ripen properly in the cold temperatures – so pop them into a paper bag and keep at room temperature for the quickest ripening time.

 

Mangoes are great for your skin!

Mangoes contain beta carotene which converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for problem skin, and will brighten your skin, giving you a radiant glow!

 

If you love mango, then we are sure you will love our Mango White Chocolate – smooth, creamy, and a wonderful hint of that mango flavour…

About Lisa Bone

Design & Marketing Associate for Choc affair. I am 22 years old and live in the beautiful city that is York! I love baking and creating new recipes for the Cocoa Corner. My favourite chocolate just has to be the Peach & Raspberry White Chocolate - it's sweet with a hint of fruitiness, and puts me in the mood for summer!