Day 135 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 135 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Munch on Mangos!

Everywhere you look mango trees are full of fruit and scattering the ground around them. Mangoes, considered the ‘king of fruits’, are the most eaten tree fruit in the world. They taste good and are good for you! This sweet creamy tasting fruit contains over 20 vitamins and minerals. Mangos have numerous health benefits such as fighting cancer, alkalizing the body, aiding in weight loss, they regulates diabetes, they help digestion, clean your skin, have aphrodisiac qualities and they aid in concentration and memory loss.

Lots of wonderful things can be created from mangos; you can make mango juice, mango yogurt, mango pineapple salsa, mango ceviche, mango chicken curry, mango popsicles, mango jam – you get the idea, the options are almost endless.

Once a mango tree matures, its productive lifespan is an impressive 60 to 80 years. The trees yield various amounts of fruit depending on age. At 10 or 20 years old, a tree can produce 200-300 fruits in a year. That’s more fruit than one family and their friends can consume!

Haven't you heard the saying...."A mango a day keeps the doctor away'!

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