Who doesn’t know mango? It is the most popular fruit of the tropics and has a unique status among the fruits. It is called “The King of Asiatic Fruits”. This fruit is regarded as a valuable item of diet and a household remedy.
Mango is believed originally from India. Mango is one of the fruit that has many variation in shape and size. Mostly, people will consume the flesh of the fruit. Not many people know that besides the fruit, mango leaves and flowers have some benefits to our health. These are health benefits of mango leaves and health benefits of mango flower
Some of us like to eat mango because it tastes sweet when the fruit is completely ripe. They believed that mango has many benefits to their health, these are mango benefits. But, do you know that mango can be eaten immature green? In fact, pregnant women usually likes to eat unripe mango that somehow can help them to overcome morning sickness.
Immature green mangoes also can be eaten as pickled mangoes or used in curries. They also used unripe mangoes to be the ingredients for fruit salad such as in Malaysian or Indonesian rujak or petje which is eaten with sambal, Indian green mango salad, Fijian green mango salad, Thai green mango salad or Vietnamese green mango salad.
Mango Nutrients Value
Mango can be used as food in all stages of its development. Green mango or unripe mango contains starch that turn into glucose, sucrose, and maltose as the fruit begins to ripen. It disappears completely when the fruit is fully ripe.
Green mango is also a source of pectin. Unripe mango tastes sour because it contains oxalic, citric, malic, and succinic acids. Beside those, unripe mango is a source of pectin and vitamin C. It contains more vitamin C than mango that already half-ripe or fully ripe mangoes. As you know, that vitamin C really good for our health and beauty. Here are the benefits of vitamin C. Unripe mango is also good source of vitamin B1 and B2 and contains sufficient quantity of niacin. the amount of the vitamins inside the fruit can be different as long as the fruit grow to be fully ripe.
According to ‘Edible Medicinal And Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 1, Fruits’, the nutrient composition of raw mango per 100 g edible portion (exclude refuse of 31% seeds and skin) was reported as follows:
- Water 81.71
- Energy 65 kcal (272 kJ)
- Protein 0.51 g
- Fat 0.27 g
- Ash 0.5 g
- Carbohydrate 17 g
- Total dietary fibre 1.8 g
- Total sugars 14.80 g
- Ca 10 mg
- Fe 0.13 mg
- Mg 9mg
- P 11 mg
- K 125 mg
- Na 2 mg
- Zn 0.04 mg
- Mn 0.027 mg
- Se 0.6 μg
- Vitamin C 27.7 mg
- Thiamin 0.058 mg
- Riboflavin 0.057 mg
- Niacin 0.584 mg
- Panthothenic acid 0.160 mg
BENEFITS OF EATING UNRIPE MANGO
These are the health benefits of eating unripe mango that can help you to cure or prevent some disease such as:
1. Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is a disease that can effected someone during summer or dry season because of heat exhaustion and excessive sweating. Unripe mango made to a drink can be a solution to overcome this matter. This drink can be made by cooking the unripe mango in hot ashes and mix it with some sugar and water.
This drink can be a quick solution to overcome the heat stroke. Other than be made to a drink, you can also just eat the raw mango with salt to satisfy thirst and prevents of losing sodium cholotide and iron from excessive sweating.
2. Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
Meanwhile, unripe green mango is good for gastro-intestinal disorders. If you consume green mango with salt or honey, it will be a good treatment for ummer diarrhea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation.
Also read: Health Benefits of Eating Mango at Night
3. Bilious Disorders
The acids that contained in the unripe mango can be as intertinal antiseptic that very perfect to overcome the bilious disorders. Indeed, if you eat green mango daily, mixed it with honey, it will be so good for biliousness and treat some disease that caused by bacteria; urticaria and jaundice.
4. Blood Disorders
The vitamin C that highly found in unripe mango can cure some of the blood disorders. The elasticity of the blood vessels will increase and helps to form a new blood cells inside our body. Beside that, eating unripe mango can gain body resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera, and dysentery.
In fact, eating unripe mango can help in the system of our body to absorb food-iron and prevents bleeding tendencies.
This disease is caused by the lack of vitamin C. This type of disease is one of the very rare disease that can effected people. People who don’t consume enough fruit and vegetables are very easy to be effected to this disease.
The amchur (dried unripe mango powder), consists of green mangoes skinned, stoned, cut into pieces and dried in the sun is believed can be used to cure this disease.
PRECAUTION EATING UNRIPE MANGO
After knowing the benefits of eating unripe mango, you must be dying to try eating it. However, there are some precaution you must know first. Here are some precaution that you can pay attention so, that by eating unripe mango you will get the full benefits of it and not the otherwise.
As you know that unripe mango already has a sour taste. So, when you try to eat unripe mango by cooking it as a pickles make sure you don’t cooke it too sour, spicy, and oily. If you make it too sour, spicy, and oily, it’s not going to give the benefits, otherwise it is not good for the health. For some people who suffering from the arthritis, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat and hyperacidity should not eat this to prevent a major damage in their health.
People will get enthusiasm when they know something good for their health such as food. But, by taking it excessively the situation can be not good for the health. The excessive intake of eating unripe mangoes can cause throat irritation, indigestion, dysentery and abdominal colic, constipation, eye affections, blood impurities and seasonal fever.
Although unripe mangoes can be used to overcome the constipation and indigestion disorders, the situation will turn otherwise if you take it excessively. For some children by eating the fruit in excess, they will suffer from skin disease in its season. Some advice you can take is that it would be very good if you only consume one or two unripe mangoes daily.
Be aware after you eat unripe mango remember not to drink water immediately. Why? Because it can thicken the sap which is contained in the fruit and can give more irritant. Preferably before eating unripe mangoes, you ought to drain the sap. So, it doesn’t cause mouth, throat and gastro-intestinal irritations. You can drain the sap by squeezing it out or you peeled the skin before that.