Celebrate the arrival of summer with this season’s most wanted fruit. From reducing body fat to nurturing the skin and tasting simply delicious, a mango can well and truly do it all
If there ever was a Justice League among fruits, we’re sure that the mango would lead this superhero pack with it’s endless list of mighty hidden powers. They don’t call it the king of fruits without reason.
SLURP The best way to enjoy a mango is not to cut and slice it but to bite a tiny bit off the top and then suck out the sweet pulpy juice inside. Oh, the sheer pleasure of it. SHAKE A glass of milk, few cubes of ice, a sprinkle of sugar and a nice ripe mango are all it takes to beat the summer heat. Substituting sugar for honey might save you some calories. SOUP Chef Veena Arora, Chef De Cuisine at The Spice Route, The Imperial, New Delhi, has given the traditional South Indian soup a fresh twist with her Mangai Rasam— a mango juice flavoured rasam tempered with Kerala spices. SCRUB Rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibre, the beauty benefits of mangoes are quite well known. Soft baby skin, then, is just half a cup of mango juice, one teaspoon of honey and one cup of porridge oats away. SEE One cup of sliced mango supplies 25 per cent of your daily vitamin A requirement. Thus promoting good eyesight and preventing dry eyes and night blindness. SHRINK Mango skin is known to have properties that reduce body fats and lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels. So when it comes to the king of fruits, it’s also what’s on the outside that counts.