I bought this from the market today and tis so yummy!
Available here in the Philippines!
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The 1995 World Guinness Book of Record lists Zambales, Philippines as producer of the sweetest mango in the world. The province’s export quality carabao mango varieties and strains have made a significant contribution to the country’s mango industry.
Among them is the Sweet Elena (Mangifera indica) descended from an 108-year-old mother tree in a five-hectare mango orchard in Sabang, Sta. Cruz, Zambales (Sweet Elena nursery) owned by Penida Moselina Malabed. This mother tree produces 2.4 metric tons of fruit per fruiting season.
Smooth and big on the outside, fleshy and sweet on the inside that’s Sweet Elena for you! Physically, Sweet Elena has exceptionally smooth skin, small seed and has unique reddish color on its base. It weighs 357.33 g and is 13.70 cm long. It is 7.43 wide and 6.32 cm thick making Sweet Elena obviously bigger than most mango varieties. Its ovoid shape also adds to its appeal. Its skin, unlike ordinary mango varieties, is orange. It is also smooth and is about 0.08 mm thick and the skin weighs only 39.58 g Its flesh is 81.61% edible, which means only a little part of Sweet Elena is put into waste.
It has yellow to orange tinge, juicy and has moderate aroma. Its softness and scanty fibers makes it worthy of being the best mango of all. The seed of Sweet Elena is flat, 27.80 g in weight; 9.68 cm long and 3.73 cm wide. Its tree stands 15.3 m tall and bears fruit annually from December to April.
I could finish 3 mangoes in one sitting... but I have to control my portion!
and that is what I learned from Spark!
Eating mango is a healthy way to achieve your goal of five fruits and vegetables a day. Doctors recommend a minimum of 5 servings a day of fruit and vegetables to maintain good health. Just half a mango counts as one serving.
Vitamins & Minerals:
Mangoes are a rich source of Vitamin A, and have good amounts of Vitamins B and C. It also has calcium, iron, potassium and a little protein in mangoes.
With an average calorie count of only 95 for a medium sized mango, it's no wonder smart slimmers choose mangoes. A ripe mango contains water, but little carbohydrates and no fat.
Mangoes are also high in fiber, and contain a small amount of carbohydrates, which the body converts to energy.
Dieticians recommend that we should eat large amounts of antioxidant vitamins - and mangoes are a succulent source of these.
Mangoes have more carotenoids than most other fruits - and that helps to ward off colds and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.
CURATIVE PROPERTIES OF MANGOES:
Ripe mangoes are highly beneficial in the treatment of night blindness in which one cannot see properly in dim light. This disease is caused by vitamin A deficiency. It is very common among children who are victim of malnutrition due to poverty. Liberal use of mangoes during the season will be very effective in such conditions. It will also prevent many other eye diseases that may ultimately cause total blindness. Eating mangoes liberally will also prevent development of refractive errors, dryness of the eyes, softening of the cornea, itching and burning in the eyes.
All bacterial invasions are due to poor epithelium the tissue that covers the external surface of the body. Liberal use of mangoes during the season contributes towards formation of healthy epithelium, thereby preventing frequent attacks of common infections such as colds rhinitis and sinusitis. This is attributable to high concentration of vitamin A in mangoes.