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ripe mangoes vs raw mangoes

Mangoes are one of the most beloved fruits in the world and are enjoyed in various forms, but the debate over whether to enjoy them ripe or unripe still persists. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer. It ultimately comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer the tangy taste of unripe mangoes, while others prefer the sweetness of ripe mangoes.

However, to make an informed decision, it’s helpful to know the differences between ripe and unripe mangoes in terms of their nutritional value. Studies revealed that raw  mangoes contain more proteins, fewer sugars, less fat, and more minerals than ripe mangoes. Raw mangoes are also ideal for weight loss.

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On the other hand, ripe mangoes contain higher levels of Vitamin A, while unripe mangoes are a rich source of Vitamin C.

Different ways to relish farm fresh mangoes

Ripe mangoes are also used in making dried mangoes and jam. In savory dishes, ripe mangoes are used as a sauce or in salads, and they are also used in Western dishes. The luscious, sweet tropical fruits are packed with so many vitamins and minerals they are great for our hearts, skin, eyes, and digestive and immune systems.


Different ways to enjoy raw mangoes

Raw mango is one of the most relished foods during summer holidays and it makes us nostalgic about our childhood, as all of us must have eaten this crunchy, succulent and tangy fruit drizzled with chilli powder and salt. In fact, you may be surprised to know that raw mango juice serves as a yummy thirst quencher this hot season. Apart from that, unripe green mangoes are typically enjoyed with salt or they are often pickled. A mango pickle is made with tangy unripe green mangoes, spices, salt and oil. The Mango Pickle or Aam Ka Achar is a recipe that is sour and makes for the tastiest accompaniment with any Indian meal because of the choicest of spices that are used to make it.


While mangoes are generally healthy, it’s important to remember that the nutritional value can be altered by how the fruit is prepared. For example, a mango cake may not be as healthy as a green mango salad. Additionally, many recipes which are the perfect complement to green mangoes, have high salt content, so moderation is key.


In conclusion, both ripe and raw mangoes have their own unique nutritional value and are enjoyed in different ways. The choice between the two ultimately comes down to personal preference. However, it’s important to consider how the fruit is prepared and to choose moderation when consuming mangoes.

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