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Seduction by Mango

Updated on May 21, 2010

No, Mango is not a person, although that could be a really interesting story! The mango is known as the 'king of fruit' throughout the world.  It's a delectable fruit although it's listed in the nut family.  It's flavor hints of a mix between peaches and pineapples, and the texture is sensuous and juicy.  It makes a most excellent item to add to your list of ingredients to seduce by.

In India the Mango tree plays a sacred role.  It is a symbol of love and thought to grant wishes.  Mango leaves are used at wedding to ensure the couple bear plenty of children.  It is also prescribed to increase male libido.

Many Southeast Asian kings and nobles had their own mango groves.  These groves were a source of great pride and social standing.  Each grove had it's own private cultivars to create the most succulent groves.  This began began a still popular tradition of sending gifts of the choicest mangos.
Mangos burst with protective nutrients. It has high amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A.  They are also plentiful providers of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, folate, vitamin E, vitamin K, Vitamin B, and Beta Carotene.  It also is an excellent resource of natural energy for an evening of hardy lovemaking!  They are considered to be the best of all fruits in regard to replenishing lost minerals salts, vitamins, and energy after a workout, so serve mangos after lovemaking as well.  You'll be surprised at how quickly you'll be up and about for round two.

For a truly delicious romantic meal, try Shrimp Salad with Mangos, or Mangos A La Devo for a sensuous dessert.  Make sure you pick nice football shaped mangos that have a delicious scent to them for the best flavor.

Shrimp Salad with Mangos

3 Oz. Pineapple Juice
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed Orange Juice
1/4 Cup and 1 Tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly Ground Pepper and Sea Salt to taste
1 Pound Cooked Shrimp
1 Small Bag Baby Spinach Leaves
1 peeled, seeded, and diced Mango
1/2 Cup chopped Macadamia Nuts
1/2 Cup Banana Chips
4 Oz. crumbled Goat Cheese
3/4 Cup sweetened flaked toasted Coconut


Whisking pineapple juice, orange juice, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper to create salad dressing and set aside. Brush the shrimp with remaining olive oil, season to taste with salt and pepper, then set that aside. Place the spinach leaves, mango, macadamia nuts, and banana chips into a large mixing bowl and then portion out onto serving plates.  Drizzle salad dressing over this.

Heat shrimp in a large skillet for about two to three minutes.  Top salad with shrimp and then top shrimp with the goat cheese.  Sprinkle with coconut and serve.

Mangos A La Devo

3 Medium peeled sliced Mangos
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Almond or Vanilla extract


Bring water, brown sugar, cinnamon, and extract to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Add peeled and sliced mangos and continue to simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.  Serve plain, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      This is lovely to read especially for this time of the year. I love Mangos. Thanks for the "Mangos A La Devo" Recipe. It's great that Ice Cream is included. lol.

      I will be trying this and it's easy to make too.


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      epigramman 7 years ago

      when I am seduced by your hubs it is sweeter than any mango and then I become a HappyHim!

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      HappyHer 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Thanks G! I'll stop over soon and check it out. I love all of your work, so this will be exciting :)

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      HH.....just a note, I mentioned you and this hub title in my newest hub!!! I hope you are well! Best, G

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      HappyHer 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Hi G! You get to grow so many yummy things out your way. I think these should do just fine. You'll have to let me know!

      Don, One serving will increase energy and as a regular part of a healthy diet, it probably wouldn't take that much. A mango wife sunday might be a perfect way to get the right amount :)

      Thank you dreamreachout!

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      dreamreachout 7 years ago

      A wonderful hub with a difference!! Thanks for sharing!!

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      Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      We love mango, too. My wife also likes papaya . . . okay, how many mangoes does one need to eat to increase their sexual drive? I'll bet there are many variables to come up with a prescribed amount . . . but nevertheless, it would be interesting to know. Hmm, it does make me think of how many different ways mango could be served to someone . . . or on someone!

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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Wow! Who knew? I forgot about this yummy food.....I will get some right away!

      I wonder if I can grow them here?.....will look into it on the web......thanks for the recipes too, especially nice for Summer meals......Best, G

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      HappyHer 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Thank you BK Creative! I would love to travel to that part of the world. I'll bet you had some wonderful adventures.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Love the mango and love being seduced by it! When I traveled to so many SE Asian countries it was a regular part of a dish. Excellent dishes of course. Mmmmmm mango!

      Thanks so much for the recipes. I'll try. That dessert sounds great and so easy! Rated up of course!