Majority of fruits and vegetables that are available in the market today are peeled before being consumed, often because we believe that the skin doesn’t taste as good as they inside part,

Mango is a tasty and juicy fruit with a variety of antioxidants. One glass of this magical drink can solve many health problems.  The peel of mango contains a lot of excellent vitamins and minerals that you could benefit from.

A classic fruit like the Kiwi is often peeled before being consumed, but the hairy skin is rich in antioxidants and is scientifically proven to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties according to Dr. Glenville, a former president of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Should Mango peel be consumed? Why?

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Mangoes have great nutritional value and are a rich source of vitamins, including C, A, E and K. With all that goodness in it, should we also be eating it? Is it really worth it? What we fail to realize is that the mango peel contains antioxidants mangiferin, norathyriol, resveratrol, and quercetin, which helps us in combating aging, free radical damage and can help us fight cancer.

Mangiferin can ease inflammation and protect against UV rays from the sun. The peel contains various phytonutrients which prevent any damage to the fruit by insects.

According to research conducted by the Oklahoma State University, it was found that eating mangoes could help control your blood sugar levels and reduce body fat by reducing leptin levels. Leptin helps in regulating appetite and energy consumption and storage. Also, the pulp contains natural sugars, which helps in maintaining the body sugar levels and maintaining balance. Also, the fiber in the mango aids digestion and eases bowel movement.

Should we be careful about something before consuming the peel?

Mangoes contain urushiol, an oily mixture of organic compounds with allergenic properties which are responsible for skin rashes. Some of us have sensitive skin types, so even coming in contact with the peel may cause an allergic reaction. So avoid eating the peel, if it harms you in any way, or if you have sensitive skin.

Ways of eating a mango peel?

So if you’re not allergic to mango and plan on to eat a mango peel, below are various approaches to eating them. Try to buy organic fresh mangoes from Mangoes Hyderabad and wash them before eating.

                                                     

  •  Mango Pickling: Mango skin can be pickled and spices can be added accordingly to suit your taste.
  •  Zesting: Mango peel can be grated and added to salads, smoothies, and many other dishes to make the end result look much more attractive.
  • Mango chips: You can make chips from mango skin by chopping the skin up and baking it in the oven or frying them.
  • Smoothies: You can cut up your mango and add to your other fruits and vegetables to make a healthy smoothie.