As the saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. This old adage could well be used for mangoes because, like apples, they’re simply brimming with goodness. Australian mangoes are high in energy, low in fat, and are a great source of calcium and vitamins essential for good health.
A 200g serve of ripe mango (the equivalent of less than one mango) provides you with up to three times your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin C, an antioxidant important in protecting the body from infection, is required in the formation of collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. Vitamin C also aids the absorption of iron, necessary for transporting oxygen from the lungs to cells all around the body.