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.
The mango is thought to have originated in Southeast Asia – India, Burma, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
- Mangos belong to the same family as cashew nuts
- Mango leaves are toxic to cattle
- 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!
Mango is a good source of vitamin C and a source of folate and vitamins A and E.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.