Facts of mangoes 

Mangoes are often referred to as the ‘King of Fruits’, and it’s easy to understand why. Sweet, special and packed with health benefits, they add a bit of sunshine to every plate. Mango production has passed an incredible 40 million tonnes mark due to these benefits. As a matter of fact, they are the world’s most eaten fruit.

Mangoes are now available around the world, cultivated in tropical and warmer subtropical climates without frost. Indian mangoes are popular worldwide, and 45% of the production comes from this nation. 

Nutrition in Mangoes

Mangoes offer a wide range of nutritional benefits, making them a royal fruit. The fruits are loaded with vitamins A and C, as well as B vitamins. In addition, mangoes are also moderately high in copper, which is an essential co-factor for many enzymes as well as an ingredient for making red blood cells.

Mangoes for diabetic patients 

But Is it okay to eat mangoes if you have diabetes? Considering that over 90% of mango’s calories come from sugar, some experts suggest this fruit may cause blood sugar levels to rise. Mangoes are therefore recommended in moderation for persons with diabetes. 

CISH develops new variety

Scientists at the Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) Lucknow developed healthier varieties of mangoes that have the ability to reduce blood glucose levels, prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as help manage a variety of other diseases.


As stated by the CISH director, A variety of medicinal mango, developed by CISH is “Saheb Pasand”, which is the sweetest variety of mango that was high in lupeol content the compound, lupeol, has a wide range of medicinal properties which can be used by patients suffering from inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, hepatic toxicity, microbial infection, and cancer.

CISH-developed mangoes contain bio-active compounds that are highly medicinal, including anti-cancerous properties. For example, a hybrid variety called ‘Arunika’ is rich in bio-active compounds including mangiferin and lupeol. Cancer-fighting properties of mangiferin include protection against breast and colon cancer

These hybrid mangoes are currently undergoing a test to determine which ones are more medicinally beneficial.

As a result of cultivating these special varieties of mango, Rajan believes farmers will be able to earn more income, while also providing consumers with better health benefits.

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