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5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

Updated on June 6, 2017

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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 huge 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 in season and plentiful at the market, it’s hard to resist making a good mango salsa. It’s so 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 to 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, help keep your immune system healthy

5. May help to prevent cancer
Research has shown antioxidant in mango have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers.

Nutrition
One cup of mango has the following.

105 calories
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
[Source: organicfacts.net]

Cautions:
1.If you have a latex allergy, a reaction is possible with mangos, because of anacardic acid.
2. Mangos are ripened by some sellers 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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 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)
  1. Put the diced mango, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a bowl. Toss with lime juice, mix well. taste.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the salsa is too acidic for you, stir in some diced avocado, tortomato
  3. Allow to sit at least 30 minutes before serving.

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    • Down South Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda 

      17 months ago from Florida

      I would be heartbroken if my doc told me that Dora

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      Dora Weithers 

      17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Brenda, can you imagine my feeling of deprivation when my doctor tells me, a Caribbean woman, to limit the number of mangoes I eat? Thanks for another mango recipe.

    • Down South Mama profile imageAUTHOR

      Brenda 

      17 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, Lena, I agree I love it with fish it is so good.

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      Lena Durante 

      17 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Mango salsa just tastes like summer. It's perfect for fish: a little sweet, a little tangy, a little spicy, and very aromatic. Thanks for sharing your recipe! (I always eyeball it, myself!)

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