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White mango Quick Facts
Name: White mango
Scientific Name: Mangifera caesia
Colors Brown
Shapes Obovate-oblong, necked at base, 12 to 20 cm × 6 to 12 cm
Flesh colors Yellow-white
Taste Acid-sweet or sour
White Mango is a large, perennial and erect tree reaching to the height of 30 to 45 meters having bole of 50 to 12 cm. It has a dome shaped crown having massive branches, greyish to brown fissured bark that contains irritant sap. The tree has alternate leaves at end of stout branchlets. Leaves are simple, glossy, elliptic to lanceolate to obovate and measures 7 to 30 cm long by 3 to 10 cm wide. Leaves have blunt or bluntly acuminate tip. Flowers are fragrant, bisexual, pale pink or pale lilac which is borne in much branched densely flowered terminal panicles measuring about 15 to 40 cm long. Flowers are pentamerous having linear petals measuring about 10 mm long. Flowers are then followed by obovate to oblong drupe measuring 12 to 20 cm × 6 to 12 cm. It has smooth, pale brownish or greenish, yellowish skin and soft, juicy, whitish and fibrous pulp having peculiar sourish taste and strong smell. Wani form is ellipsoid to oblong, rounded, ellipsoid measuring 9 to 11 cm × 6.5 to 7 cm, glossy pale green at maturity having milky white almost fibreless.

Health Benefits of White Mango

Listed below are the health benefits of White Mango:

  1. Eradicate free radicals

Free radicals are responsible for causing various diseases such as cancer. White mango is rich in antioxidants which is a perfect solution that helps to avoid cancer.

  1. Skin care

White mango is loaded with Vitamin C that assists various bodily functions. It is essential for maintaining skin health. The consumption of White mango makes skin look fresh, moist and healthy.

  1. Supports digestion

Digestive system has vital role in the body. The digestive system is associated to maintain carburetor like on motor vehicles. It contains fiber which is helpful to maintain digestive health.

  1. Treat constipation

White mango is a perfect solution to overcome constipation as it is rich in fiber content.

  1. Eye health

Beta carotene which is also known as provitamin A is found in White mango that is beneficial for eye health. The consumption of beta-carotene is helpful in maintaining eye health retina which reduces during old age.

  1. Promotes endurance

White mango contains beta carotene and vitamin C. These two essential substances are required for the body to improve function of the body system.

  1. Prevention of osteoarthritis

White mango has beta-carotene which helps to slow down the process of osteoarthritis.

  1. Treat heart disease

The consumption of White mango contains beta-carotene that serves as a rich source of vitamin E. It helps to lower bad cholesterol that is the cause for oxidation in cardiovascular system.

  1. Treat respiratory problems

White mango has vitamin C and beta carotene which promotes lung capacity that helps to overcome respiratory problems such as bronchitis and asthma.

How to Eat         

  • Consume the ripe flesh or dipped in chilli with sugar and dark soy sauce.
  • Made it into jeruk, sambal and eat with grilled fish.
  • Pickle the flesh and preserve it with salt.
  • It is also used to make creamy juices.
  • Fresh fruits are consumed in its own.

Precautions

  • The white juice found in immature fruit is irritant.
  • The sap of bark is harmful and might cause eye and skin irritation.

References:

https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=506472#null

https://drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/fruits/benefits-mangifera-caesia

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