Updated April 29, 2018
Close your eyes and imagine if you could enjoy a food that is actually good for you but tastes like a sweet treat. Now open your eyes and go grab a mango, because this super-tasty and super-healthy fruit is an essential part of a balanced diet that will make you feel like you’re indulging, not depriving your taste buds. According to registered dietician Tara Gidus, “mangos are a premier source of vitamins C and A, and contain antioxidant nutrients with lots of health benefits.” They’re also low in calories and high in fiber, which we all know is an important ingredient for a healthy digestive system.
As Livestrong reports, mangoes are also high in potassium and they contain folic acid, calcium and iron. So when your sweet tooth is calling fight the urge to grab a cookie and instead opt for this natural treat that packs a major nutritious punch. Now, when it comes to how to properly cut a mango, we’re still trying to figure that out (hey, it’s tricky!). But if you want to know the best recipes to incorporate mangoes into your everyday diet, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 tasty recipes (sweet and savory) using mangoes.
1. Golden Mango Gazpacho
Gazpacho (a soup made from raw vegetables and served cold) is an incredibly healthy addition to any diet. And as good as it is for you, it’s equally delicious, especially when made using mango, pineapple, melon, cucumber and mint. It is refreshing, full of flavor and a little bit spicy thanks to a hint of hot sauce. This dish will be making several appearances on your spring/summer kitchen rotation.
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