Mangoes

Mangoes are seventh popular fruit in the world (40M metric tons). During mango season (Mexico Feb-May), my kids cut and eat them for snacks.

Varieties

  • Ataulfo (Honey, Champagne, low fiber, sweet) from Chiapas, MX (Mar-Sep)
  • Manilla
  • Tommy Atkins

Origin

  • Origin: India since 2000 BCE.

Spanish introduced to Mexico from Philippines.

Uses

  • Cut Fruit (snack)
  • Mango Lassi
  • Mango Smoothie
  • Mango Banana Ice Cream (Blended Frozen Fruit)

As mangoes ripen, freeze (smoothies) any extra cut mangoes.

Shopping

  • 5-6 lb (10-12) per week, family of 5
  • Cost: $1.00/lb fresh cheap and abundant. (Mexico Feb: $40 MXN/kg)
  • Storage: Keep 1 week fresh (yellow green-yellow-spotted).

Nutrition

  • Category: Plant
  • Group: Fruit
  • Energy: 295 calories/pound (moderate-low)
  • Macro Nutrients (C-F-P): 94-3-4 (high starch, low fat, low protein)

Lower energy density (300 cal/lb) than bananas (400 cal/lb). Similar macro-nutrients to bananas.