Raw mangoes, also known as 'green mangoes', are picked when ripe and are considered the 'King of Fruits'. They vary in shape, color, flavor, and seed size. The skin can be red, green, orange, yellow, or orange and the interior is generally golden-yellow. In the center is a huge inedible seed.
The inner pulp is the edible part. Raw mango, or Kacchi Kairi, is one of the most popular foods in India. Spicy summer drinks and their tasty dishes are perks of living in a tropical country. It's very popular because of its qualities that help people beat the heat, but there are also a lot of amazing health benefits to eating raw mango every day.
In addition to its cooling properties, raw mango can help increase the elasticity of blood vessels and help the process of hematopoiesis (formation of new blood cells). According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) national nutrient database, 100 g of diced raw mango contains 60 kcal, 0.5 g of protein, 0.3 g of fat, 17 g of carbohydrates, 22.7 mg of vitamin C, 0.2 mg of vitamin A, 14 mcg of folic acid, 0.1 mg of vitamin B6 and 4.2 mcg of vitamin K. Raw mangoes contain a unique antioxidant called mangiferin which helps balance triglycerides, cholesterol and fatty acids. Take a look at the list of benefits it can bring to your health, along with some delicious dishes made with it.
Health Benefits Of Raw MangoRaw mango treats liver disorders as it increases bile acid secretion and cleanses the intestines from bacterial infections. It can also help improve hair growth and produce sebum which is known to moisturize the scalp and keep hair healthy. Raw mango prevents dehydration as it prevents excessive loss of iron and sodium chloride from the body. Adult men who consumed raw mangoes were found to have a lower body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and body weight compared to non-consumers.
Raw mango produces several health benefits such as treating blood disorders, helping with indigestion and constipation, treating gastrointestinal disorders, preventing acidity, promoting weight loss, increasing energy, promoting cardiovascular health, improving dental health, promoting skin and hair health, preventing macular degeneration and reducing the risk of cancer.
PrecautionsRaw mangoes inhibit cytochrome P450 enzymes which are known to metabolize certain drugs such as warfarin, propranolol and theophylline. Therefore you should always consult your Ayurvedic doctor about the possible interaction of raw mangoes with other medications and follow the prescription carefully as they will know your health status and other medications you are taking.
ConclusionRaw mangoes are a delicious fruit that can provide many health benefits when consumed in moderation.
While there are studies that show the benefits of raw mangoes under various conditions these are insufficient and more studies are needed to establish the true extent of the benefits of raw mangoes for human health.