Season: Year-round

Description: Mangos provide vitamin A and C, which are antioxidants that may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Vitamin A helps maintain eye health. Vitamin C helps protect skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy. Eating foods with vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. Mangos also provide potassium and fiber. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps you regular.

Selection: Slightly firm mangos that give off a sweet smell. Avoid selecting those that have sap on their skin.

Storing: Store at room temperature for 1 to 2 days. Refrigerate after peeling and cutting.

Recipes containing Mangos: