Mangoes are the most widely eaten fresh fruits in the world. It’s no wonder, I mean it’s like eating a tropical sunset. Which is why I was so happy that my neighbour brought round a bag full of mangoes this afternoon.
After amusing myself making mango hedghogs…..
I decided to make some mango sorbet. Yum.
(Just mix 4 mangoes, a cup of sugar syrup and 2 tablespoons of lime)
While I was enjoying the fruits of my labour I figured there was probably more to this charming little ball of goodness than meets the eye. My first point of call was the National Mango Board (FYI – there is no National Pineapple Board, I checked). They have a website dedicated to all things Mango. A bit nuts? Well yes, actually, the first thing I learnt was that mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios. I did not know that. Also, recent studies sponsored by the National Mango Board have shown that the key to helping two of the worlds most troubling problems, obesity and cancer, is yours truly.
You might even go so far as to call it:
*Oh dear, I might be losing it.
Scientists have seen some positive signs that mangoes may hold the secrets for controlling blood sugar levels in obese people and inflammation in cancer cells. According to these scientists mangoes should really be considered a high-ranking super food and should be included as a regular in your diet. Happy days.
In many Latin American countries they eat mango on a stick, probably a good time to have one for yourself.
Now that makes for one hell of a lollipop.