In honor of my new Produce Picks section, I give you the Mango. I know, I know, not the find of the century but I never bought and ate a raw mango before. I’ve had them dried and in canned tropical mixes. I just never knew how to cut or eat the raw ones. OK, OK, I’ll admit it, I was a mango virgin.
Well I picked one up this weekend and found this great page describing how to cut and prepare them. It was a breeze and the toddler and I enjoyed it for dessert tonight.
According to LookSmart’s FindArticles – Mango
Better Nutrition, August, 2005, by Lesley Johnson
An average-sized mango has only about 110 calories and less than 1 gram of fat. Yet it also supplies’ 4 grams of fiber as well as a generous dose of vitamin A and decent amounts of C and potassium. Plus, mangoes may be a better comfort food than chocolate (sans guilt!) thanks to a stomach-soothing enzyme that helps aid digestion.
So, am I the only one? Are there other mango virgins out there?