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Availability

Mangos are imported and are usually available all year round.

 

Storage and Handling

Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

The mango is thought to have originated in Southeast Asia – India, Burma, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. 

 

Facts

  • Mangos belong to the same family as cashew nuts
  • Mango leaves are toxic to cattle

 

Growing Facts

  • Mango trees produce fruit after they are four years old
  • Mango trees grow in warm, tropical regions
  • Mangos vary in size – some ripe mangos can weigh up to 2.5kg!

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/2 mango - 100g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 276/66 276/66
Protein (g) 0.5 0.5
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.2
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 14.6 14.6
- sugars (g) 14.1 14.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 1.5 1.5
Sodium (mg) 7 7
Vitamin C (mg) 30 30
Vitamin A Equiv. (µg) 200 200
Folate (µg) 43 43
Vitamin E (mg) 1.1 1.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.13 0.13
Iron (mg) 0.5 0.5
Potassium (mg) 190 190

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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