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Mango Allergy

Mango Allergy by ALLERGY GUY Mango allergyproblems are caused by a reaction to Urushiol. This substance is found in the sap of mangoes. It causes a severerash, just the same as poison ivy. This is because poison ivy also contains urushiol. Mango allergies are often noticed soon after eating a mango. Typical mango allergy symptomsare blisters around the […]

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Commercial Processing of Mangoes

 Processing Essentially a prime table fruit, mango pulp is perfectly suited for conversion to juices, nectars, drinks, jams, fruit cheese or to be had by itself or with cream as a superb dessert. It can also be used in puddings, bakery fillings, and fruit meals for children, flavours for food industry, and also to make […]

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Keeping Quality and Storage

Keeping Quality and Storage Washing the fruits immediately after harvest is essential, as the sap which leaks from the stem bums the skin of the fruit making black lesions which lead to rotting. Some cultivars, especially ‘Bangalora’, ‘Alphonso’, and ‘Neelum’ in India, have much better keeping quality than others. In Bombay, ‘Alphonso’ has kept well […]

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Food Value Per 100 g of Ripe Mango Flesh

Fruit Calories 62.1-63.7 Moisture 78.9-82.8 g Protein 0.36-0.40 g Fat 0.30-0.53 g Carbohydrates 16.20-17.18 g Fiber 0.85-1.06 g Ash 0.34-0.52 g Calcium 6.1-12.8 mg Phosphorus 5.5-17.9 mg Iron 0.20-0.63 mg Vitamin A (carotene) 0.135-1.872 mg Thiamine 0.020-0.073 mg Riboflavin 0.025-0.068 mg Niacin 0.025-0.707 mg Ascorbic Acid 7.8-172.0 mg Tryptophan 3-6 mg Methionine 4 mg Lysine […]

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Mango Toxicity to Hypersensitive Persons

The sap which exudes from the stalk close to the base of the fruit is somewhat milky at first, also yellowish-resinous. It becomes pale-yellow and translucent when dried. It contains mangiferen, resinous acid, mangiferic acid, and the resinol, mangiferol. It, like the sap of the trunk and branches and the skin of the unripe fruit, […]

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