Spicy Mango Salad Recipe + 9 Healthy Reasons to Eat Mango
During a recent trip to the North Shore of Oahu I was inspired to cook using flavors from local farmers markets. The mango is a staple on the island. Many friends around the island have trees that are producing fresh organic mangos free for the picking. Perfect for a food lover like me! I found an amazing little cookbook full of Hawaiian Island favorites while visiting the island. While browsing its tiny pages I came across this recipe and knew I had to teach you how to make this simple but delicious recipe. Ready in minutes and a delight to any dinner table. Aloha!
9 Reasons to Eat More Mango
- Fights Cancer Fighting free radicals in the body requires powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants like quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat present in mango protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.
- Keeps Cholesterol in Check Mango has a high level of vitamin C, pectin and fibres that can help lower cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of our cells that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure.
- Weight Loss Mango has a lot of vitamins and nutrients that help the body feel fuller. Also, the fibrous fruit boosts the metabolism by burning additional calories, helping in weight loss.
- Aphrodisiac Mango, called the ‘love fruit’, has aphrodisiac qualities. For men it has been said mangos increase virility. Vitamin E, which is abundantly present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.
- Helps in Digestion Mango contains enzymes that help in breaking down proteins. The fibrous nature of mango helps in digestion and elimination. It is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Mostly found in greener Mangos, which have a great flavor.
- Strengthens Your Immune The power punched combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy.
- Great Source of Iron and Calcium Mangos are rich in iron. Good for anyone suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their absorbable iron levels and calcium at one time.
- Reduces Kidney Stones In Chinese medicine, mangoes are considered sweet and sour with a cooling energy that is capable of reducing the risk of kidney stone formation.
Spicy Mango Salad Recipe:
1 Ripe Organic Mango Peeled and Cut into Chunks 1 Red Chili Pepper Seeded and Minced
1 Shallot Finely Chopped
1⁄4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
Juice of One Lime
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Syrup or Raw Honey Pinch of Salt
Place Mango in bowl and add remaining ingredients. Wisk easily and serve over a bed of your favorite greens. NOTE: can be served right away or refrigerate for an hour before serving.