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 17, 2021

Vitamin B in mango

Mangoes are a good source of vitamins B as well as other vitamins. The vitamin B complex of mango fruit refers to water-soluble enzyme cofactors and their derivatives, which participate in different metabolic processes in plants and in humans. The vitamins included are thiamin (B1); riboflavin (B2); niacin (B3); pantothenic acid (B5); pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine (B6); biotin (B8); and folate or folic acid (B9), except for biotin all the others vitamins, have been found in mango fruit.

Average nutrient content per 100 g of raw mango pulp:
Vitamin B1 55 μg/100g
Vitamin B2 56 μg/100g
Vitamin B5 157 μg/100g
Vitamin B6 130 μg/100g
Folate (Vitamin B9) 14 μg/100g
Vitamin B12 0.12 mg/100g

The mango pulp contains all the B complex vitamins except biotin. The B-complex vitamins content in mango changes as the fruit matures ranging from 1.5 – 2.5 mg/100 g of fresh fruit pulp.

Folate is vital for normal cell growth and hemoglobin synthesis. Vitamin B helps in many cellular functions, while others improve immunity.
Vitamin B in mango

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