Mangoes are such a tasty tropical fruit

Is there any better dessert after a curry than a mango? One average one contains more than half a daily dose of vitamin C, two-thirds of vitamin A, nearly half of vitamin E, almost a quarter of fibre, and good amounts of potassium, iron and nicotinic acid. Mangoes are native to India, and go back more than 4,000 years. We are reminded of the old Chinese proverb that ‘food is medicine’, as in traditional Indian medicine the  antiseptic twigs are chewed to protect the teeth and the gums, the bark is used for the treatment of diarrhoea and the fruit for high blood pressure.

Do always source organic. It’s an obvious fact, but one that is worth repeating, the more we support organic fruit and vegetables, the more demand we create. Then there will be more produced, and all the time we are putting that message out into the world. We have enormous impact as consumers. Money is energy, and the way be choose to spend our money affects the goods that are available.

Remember, too, that your digestive system starts at your mouth. YOU have the choice over what you put into your mouth. When my son was a young teenager he said something very wise. He said, ‘Mum, if you don’t buy it, we can’t eat it!’ Good message!

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