Excellent Source of Vitamin C!
Dubbed the "king of fruits, Mangoes bring an exotic taste of the tropics that’s rich in flavor as well as vitamins, fiber and phytonutrients. Here's why frozen mangoes are a healthy addition to your diet:
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C. One cup provides 60 DV of this antioxidant vitamin, which is important for growth and repair of all body tissues and helps defend against infection and disease.
- Good Source of other Vitamins. Mangoes also contain vitamin A, essential to healthy vision and skin; vitamin B6, vital to many functions in the body; and folate, which helps the body form red blood cells and reduce the risk of birth defects.
- Antioxidant Power. In addition to vitamins C and A, mangoes contain phytonutrients with potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage leading to cancer, heart disease and other age-related conditions.
Mangoes get their beautiful orange-yellow color from carotenoids, plant compounds such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene, which are precursors to the formation of Vitamin A. These compounds, together with high concentrations of vitamins A and C, provide antioxidant support for healthy vision, skin and immune function, as well as defense against some cancers.
Mango Health Research
Researchers studying potential health benefits of mangoes are focusing on areas such as:
- Cancer prevention
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Obesity management
- Prostate health
- Heart health
For more on the latest research studies uncovering the benefits of eating fruit, visit our Fruit Health Resources.
Nutrient Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25