Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world and were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago!

Nutrition Information

1 Cup Sliced Mangoes (165 grams)

  • Net Carbs: 5%

  • Dietary Fiber: 3 grams - 12%

  • Protein: 0.8 grams - 2%

  • Total Fat: 0.4 grams - 1%

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Vitamin A: 25%

  • Vitamin C: 76%

  • Vitamin E: 12%

  • Vitamin K: 9%

  • Vitamin B6: 11%

Fun Facts! Did You Know…

  • Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.

  • The paisley pattern, developed in India, is based on the shape of a mango.

  • The mango is a symbol of love in India, and a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.

  • Legend says that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree.

  • Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios

  • A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet.

  • The bark, leaves, skin and pit of the mango have been used in folk remedies for centuries.

Helpful Tips!

Mango Selection and Ripening

  • Visit to watch the video and learn how to cut a mango

  • Don’t judge a mango by its color – red does not mean ripe

  • Squeeze gently to judge ripeness

  • A ripe mango will “give” slightly and a firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days

  • To speed up ripening, place mangoes in a paper bag at room temperature

  • Once ripe, mangoes can be moved to the refrigerator to slow down ripening for several days

Eating Mangoes

  • In many Latin American countries, mango on a stick with the skin peeled back is sold by street vendors.

  • Mangoes can be enjoyed with salt, lime juice or chili powder for a unique flavor experience.

  • Mangoes have natural tenderizing properties, making them a perfect ingredient for marinades.

  • Try the versatile mango in smoothies, salads, salsas, chutneys, on fish, chicken or pork, as a desert or just plain as a delicious snack

Mango Varieties, Seasons, and Sources

  • Most of the mangoes sold in the U.S. come from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala, and Haiti.

  • Mangoes are available all year long.

  • Most of the mangoes sold in the U.S. are one of six varieties: Tommy Atkins, Haden, Kent, Keitt, Ataulfo, and Francis.