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Mango

Availability

Mangos are imported and are usually available all year round.

 

Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

The mango is thought to have originated in Southeast Asia – India, Burma, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. 

 

Facts

  • Mangos belong to the same family as cashew nuts
  • Mango leaves are toxic to cattle

 

Growing Facts

  • Mango trees produce fruit after they are four years old
  • Mango trees grow in warm, tropical regions
  • Mangos vary in size – some ripe mangos can weigh up to 2.5kg!

Nutrition Information

1/2 mango = 144 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 396/95 5% 276/66
Protein (g) 0.7 1% 0.5
Fat, total (g) 0.3 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.07 0% 0.05
Available carbohydrate (g) 21.0 7% 14.6
- sugars (g) 20.2 22% 14.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.2 7% 1.5
Sodium (mg) 10 0% 7
Folate (µg) 62 31% RDI* 43
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 288 38% RDI* 200
Vitamin C (mg) 43 108% RDI* 30
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.19 12% RDI* 0.13
Vitamin E (mg) 1.5 15% RDI* 1.1
Potassium (mg) 273   190

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

 

Source: FOODfiles 2016