Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Minerals distribution in Mango

Mango is full of nutritious quality. A ripe mango has 86 percent of water, 0.3 % mineral salt, calcium 0.01%, phosphorus 0.02%, iron 5 mg per 100 grams

Other mineral in mango is silica, a mineral that gives structural support to human hair, muscles, bones, teeth and skin.

Silica also plays a role in keeping the skin tight and smooth by supporting both bone and collagen formation.

Other key minerals in mangoes including magnesium, sodium, zinc, copper, and manganese.

Iron in mango is needed for the formation of red blood cell.

Calcium and magnesium in mango are good for building strong bones and teeth. Calcium also important for the healthy functioning of the muscles including the heart and nerves.

While for zinc it is needed for the body growth, healing and the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates.
Minerals distribution in Mango

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