5-Ingredient Mango Salsa
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How to Pick a Ripe Mango
About Mango Salsa
One of the things I love best about living in Florida is the fresh produce. I think almost anything can grow right here. It can be a cook's dream. So it’s not unusual to walk into work and hear people talking about the massive carton of strawberries they scored the day before or the crate of mangos they just bought. It is what makes me adore Florida.
When mangoes are interested in season and plentiful at the market, it’s hard to resist making good mango salsa. It’s easy and goes well with chips, fish, and chicken.
Health Benefits of Mango
Mangos are not only sweet and tasty but also good for you.
1. Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin, and vitamin C help to lower cholesterol levels, specifically Lipoprotein (the bad stuff).
2. Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help alkali the body.
3, Improves Digestion:
Mangoes have enzymes for breaking down protein; the fiber in mangos also helps digestion and elimination.
4. Boosts the Immune System
The amount of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos helps keep your immune system healthy
5. It May help to prevent cancer
Research has shown that mango antioxidants are found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia, and prostate cancers.
One cup of mango has the following.
76 percent vitamin C
25 percent vitamin A
11 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins
9 percent healthy probiotic fiber
9 percent copper
7 percent potassium
4 percent magnesium
1. If you have a latex allergy, a reaction is possible with mangos because of anacardic acid.
2. Some sellers ripen mangos by using calcium carbide, which can cause health problems (another reason to buy organic). Make sure to wash your mangos properly before eating.
3. Some people can be sensitive to mangoes since they belong to the Anacardiaceae family and are, therefore, a distant relative of poison ivy.
- 2 Mango, peeled, pitted, cubed
- 1/2 Red onion, peeled, diced
- 3 Tbsp Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1 large Lime, can sub Lemon if you do not like lime, juiced
- 1-2 Jalapenos, seeded and diced ( leave seeds in to make it hotter)
- Put the diced mango, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a bowl. Toss with lime juice, mix well. taste.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the salsa is too acidic for you, stir in some diced avocado, tomato
- Allow to sit at least 30 minutes before serving.
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