Nutrition in fruits

Nutrition in Mango-health benefits & disease treated by mango

Written by Dr. Shaun Murphy

Here is about nutrition in mango, which disease treat by mango and also some health benefits. I will also tell you amount of nutrients contain by 100 gm of mango.

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Do you like Mangoes?  You get the fruits fresh and cheap. They come packed with many of the natural beneficial nutrients. They have not been damaged with preservatives or the nutrients lost through handling.

                                                  Nutrition in mango per 100 gram


Currently, mango, African velvet tamarind and avocado pear seem to be the most visible fruits. Though there are other ones but these three seem to be the most popular fruits now so we shall concentrate on their health benefits.

Research reveals that there are 10 diseases which mango could treat.


According to research, the leaf extract inhibits the growth of plasmodium falciparum which causes malaria therefore, taking a decoction can cure malaria.

2.Treats ulcer and prevents hypertension

The leaf extract of velvet tamarind has the ability to increase gastric mucus secretion. Therefore, a decoction of the leave can be a remedy for gastric ulcer. The leaves are also highly diuretic-promotes the production of urine, making it easier for the heart to pump blood hence, reducing the risk of hypertension.

3.Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties

The fruit pulp contains abundant vitamin C which fights against microbial infections. The stem bark has the ability to reduce inflammation in bronchial tubes that arises due to bronchitis.

4.Improves oral hygiene and cures tooth ache

The stem used as chewing stick (indigenous tooth brush) contains saponin which adds cleaning effect to the teeth and at the same time removes plaques and caries on the teeth of users. The stem bark decoction is also used to treat.

5.Reliefs menstrual cramp and stops diarrhoea.

The stem bark extract has significant analgesic property hence, can be used to reduce menstrual pain. You can take it along with papaya leaf, salt and water to work effectively.

It can also stop diarrhoea. Jaundice and diabetes management. A decoction of velvet tamarind leafs is used in preparing medicinal solution for curing jaundice. It also lowers blood sugar and increases insulin sensitivity hence, can be used to treat diabetes.

6.Hemorrhoids (pile)

Piles are swollen veins in the anal canal caused by too much pressure in the pelvic and rectal areas and while not life threatening,these veins can be very painful. A study performed on ethanolic leaves extract of velvet tamarind showed it to be beneficial for pile treatment.

Velvet tamarind increases the antioxidant capacity of the body: Oxidative damage which involves free radicals highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons, is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind ageingand many diseases. The abundance of antioxidants in the leaves helps protect the human body from damage caused by these free radicals when taken.

7.Improves lactation and checks genital infections

A review of several studies has concluded that chewing the fruit pulp increase secretion of milk as well as check infections.

8.Treat Scurvy And Wounds

The fruit pulp has high ascorbic acid content which is an anti-scurvy vitamin hence used as food supplement. Tender leaves of velvet tamarind, when squeezed and applied on wounds, stimulates the growth of healthy skin and protects the wounds against germs and moisture.


Why the mango is called the king of fruits.

Mangoes are the best, mostly 99% people all around the world loves mangoes. Just because of its taste, it is the best seasonal and summer fruit ever. There are up to 40 varieties of mangoes available.

Some of the health benefits of mango

1.Prevents cancer

Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin,astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

2.Lowers cholesterol

Mango has high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibers that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.

3.Clears the skin.

It can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mango help clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples.

4.Improves eye health

One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

5.Alkalizes the whole body

The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.

6.May help with diabetes

Mango leaves help normalise insulin levels in the blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then consuming the filtered decoction in the morning. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycemicindex (41 to 60) so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.

7.Improves digestion

Papayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes for breaking down protein. There are several fruits, including mangoes,which have this healthful quality. The fiber in mango also helps digestion and elimination.

8.Helps fight heat stroke

Juicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down the body and prevent overheating. From an ayurvedic viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted when visiting equatorial climates is because the strong sun energy is burning up your body, particularly the muscles. The kidneys then become overloaded with thetoxins from this process.

9.Increase fertility

Mangoes are rich in folate or folic acid which helps in improving fertility. It is a form of Vitamin B and folic acid deficiency that can cause miscarriage in women.

10.Slow the sings of aging

Mangoes contain high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, which both help to produce collagen proteins inside the body. Collagen helps to protect blood vessels and the body’s connective tissues, thereby slowing down the skin’s natural aging process. Therefore, mangoes can rightly be called an anti-aging food. Dietary supplementation is the best way to restore your youth in a natural and delicious way.

11.Improves memory

Mangoes also promote brain health and improve concentration level. There are several components in mangoes that help increase cholinergic function and decrease oxidative stress. This, in turn, enhances memory.

The glutamine acid provided by mangoes is also known to boost memory and promote mental alertness. Plus, mangoes contain vitamin B6, which is vital for maintaining and improving brain function


Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and is also called the “love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.

13.Boosts the immune system

The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangoes, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.


About the author

Dr. Shaun Murphy