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Raw mango loaded with vitamin C, health benefits, anti-cancer properties: Raw mango for scurvy,cancer and indigestion

Updated on August 24, 2012
alluring mangoes in Kerala, this is raw mango, not ripe mango, do you believe?
alluring mangoes in Kerala, this is raw mango, not ripe mango, do you believe?

Raw mango with salt, fun and taste – Kerala, the land of mangoes

Raw mango was favorite for us as school going children. In Kerala, there are mango trees in every nook and corner. There are different varieties of mango trees in Kerala. Raw mangoes are the favorites of children. Children on their way to school throw stones and get tender mango and raw mangoes. We used to eat raw mangoes with salt. Plucking mango and eating with salt was fun for us. We never knew that raw mango has loads of nutritional benefits. Some people are of the belief that raw mangoes are inferior in nutrition compared to ripe mangoes. That is not right. Raw mangoes are also loaded with nutrients of different types. My mother says that her world of fruits was just mangoes and jackfruit. Oranges, apples, pomegranates and other popular fruits were not available to them. I can testify that my mother in her 50s is healthier than me. She swears the health benefits of raw mango. Next time you get raw mango, do not hesitate to eat, eat with peel. Let me amaze you with the benefits of eating mangoes with peel

Health benefits of eating raw mangoes – Eat green mangoes for its nutritional benefits

Green mango is a wonderful source of Vitamin C. Don’t think that oranges and other popular fruits only have vitamin C in it. During older days in South India (especially Kerala) people used to live eating what they get; for example, raw mango and jack fruit. And I can testify that those ancestors were more healthy than us even though we eat the so called superior nutritious food. You don’t need to run after orange to get vitamin C. The green mango that you ignore contain vitamin C in abundance. Raw mango would improve would immune system as it contains vitamin C

Raw mango for indigestion and constipation: Raw mango or green mango for hormonal health

Raw tender mango is rich with pectin. Eat tender mangoes when you get it. Raw mangoes contain B vitamins that help you retain good health. Raw mango can help your indigestion. It would also relieve constipation. Green mango do cleanses the intestine and clear off indigestion and other infections. Raw mango contains vitamin A and Vitamin E that enhances humane hormonal system

Raw mango can prevent and treat scurvy, bleeding gums – Green mangoes for anemia and iron deficiency

Eat raw mango for preventing and curing scurvy. Raw mango would help your vitamin C needs, thereby eliminating the possibility of getting scurvy. If you get bleeding gums raw mangoes are good for you. Eating raw mango would help you escape from anemia. Green mango is rich with antioxidants that would improve your health.

Raw mangoes has anticancer properties

Phenols and phenolic compounds and other antioxidants in mangoes are found to be having anti-cancer properties. Eating raw mangoes regularly may help ward off cancer.

Raw mango for morning sickness in pregnancy

Green mango is found to be an effective home remedy for morning sickness. Eating raw mango with little salt would help eliminate nausea for pregnant women. I have tried raw mango for my morning sickness in pregnancy. I have found it useful.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Dhannya, interesting and useful hub about raw mangoes. I don't think there is anyone who can say that as a child he has not eaten raw mango. It is difficult to believe that the purple mangoes in the picture are unripe.

      Voted up & useful.

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks rajan jolly...yes in India raw mangoes are popular...but i don't think raw mango is popular in other countries..btw while i was searching for one information about raw mangoes one of your articles about mango appeared in google 1st page

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      dhannya, thanks for this elating bit of information.

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      huyenchi 4 years ago from London - Hanoi

      Lovely, I am going to make vegetable summer roll with mango, I did it before and people love it. Now I know the heath benefit of it too. Vote up

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thank you huyenchi ..just imagining about your vegetable roll with mango....i india we don't have such recipes

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      huyenchi 4 years ago from London - Hanoi

      hope I could make it and post it soon!

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      Redberry Sky 4 years ago

      Mangoes are one of my very favourite fruits, so I'm glad to see I'm eating so much of something so healthy. It sounds like mangoes might be especially good for women's health if it improves the hormonal balance, which I didn't know and am glad to find out. Voted up and interesting and useful. I'm happy to have found your interesting healthy Hubs :)

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks Redberry Sky for your comment..happy that you found my hubs interesting..here in India we have mango fruit season now

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      I love raw mangoes with salt. My mouth is watering now. Yay! You make me feel hungry. This is the first time I have seen purple mangoes. The color of your mangoes catches my eyes. I did not know that there is another color of mango besides green and yellow. Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks Thelma Alberts for your comment...visit India once and see the varieties of fruits here..

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      Anchitkochhar 4 years ago

      I had kidney transplant can I eat some raw mango chutney.thanks for good benefits

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks Anchitkochhar for your comment...doctors prescribed you raw mango?

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      juma 4 years ago

      i advise people to eat mango fruit to get variety of food

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      sunmaizen 2 years ago

      that's amazing!hilaw na manga..sounds good...ok. Salamat po=)

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      priya 2 years ago

      I am pregnant can I eat raw mango..be oz there is myth tat raw mango are heat ..

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      sahira 17 months ago

      I am pregnant now may I eat raw mango

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