Mangoes are often referred to as the “king of fruits” due to their versatility and nutritional value. Raw mangoes are particularly beneficial, as they contain a higher concentration of vitamins C and B than when fully ripe. In addition, raw mangoes are rich in pectin, starch, antioxidants, vitamins A, B and C, sugar, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, water and more. Studies have shown that consuming raw mangoes can help reduce the risk of various blood disorders such as hemophilia and anemia.
It can also help improve hair growth and produce sebum to moisturize the scalp. Furthermore, raw mangoes can increase the elasticity of blood vessels and aid in the formation of new blood cells. 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. However, it is important to consult an Ayurvedic doctor before consuming raw mangoes as they can interact with certain medications. Raw mangoes inhibit cytochrome P450 enzymes which are known to metabolize drugs such as warfarin, propranolol and theophylline.
Therefore, it is important to follow the prescription carefully.