Refreshing Mango Juice - Health Benefits & Easy Recipe
The mango is a tropical stone fruit believed to have originated in the Indian subcontinent. People of Southeast Asia have been cultivating this fruit for thousands of years. Rich in nutrition and loved for their sweet, juicy, and tangy taste, they are eaten raw, cooked, pickled and preserved, and also juiced. In this blog post, we will tell you all about mango juice, its recipe, its health benefits, and more! Additionally, you may also read this blog about mango symbolism in Indian culture and also learn a simple mango cake recipe.
All You Need To Know About Mango Juice
Mango Juice Health Benefits
Here are the health benefits of consuming mango juice:
- Mangoes contain over 20 minerals and vitamins. It is particularly rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and folate.
- The nutrients in mangoes help boost immunity, prevent gut illnesses like colon cancer, and aid digestion.
- Mangoes are rich in fibre. The fresh mango juice recipe that we have shared below keeps all of the fibre in the fruit intact.
- Mangoes contain phytonutrients that not only have health benefits but are also responsible for their bright yellow colour.
- Children may particularly enjoy the texture and taste of chopped mango as well as mango juice.
Mango Juice Recipe
Choosing the right mangoes for juicing
Mangoes come in a lot of varieties. The Indian subcontinent alone has nearly 1500 varieties of it. However, for the purpose of juicing, you must choose fully ripe mangoes as they are softer, sweeter, and juicier. These are the mangoes that are brighter and have a deeper colour too. Ripe mangoes also smell fruitier and sweet as compared to unripe ones.
Most commercial mango-based drinks in India use ‘Alphonso’ as they are considered the best for juicing. Alphonso mangoes have a full taste. However, you can pick the more easily available varieties like Ratnagiri, Chausa (Chaunsa), Safeda, Alphonso, Banganapalli, and Neelam, etc as well without any second thoughts.
Step-by-step Mango Juice Recipe (Serves 2)
Chilled Water (200 ml)
Step 1: Peel the mangoes – Use a sharp knife. Start peeling the skin thinly and carefully so as to not spoil or waste the pulp. The best way to peel the skin is from the top of the mango and towards the narrower tip of the fruit.
Step 2: Chop the mangoes – Mango has a stone (the seed) in the centre. Cut slices from all sides and chop them into small cubes. You can either throw the stone away or plant it in the ground and grow your own mango sapling.
Step 3: Blend the Mango Pieces – Since mango is full of fibre, it can not be juiced in a juicer like many other vegetables and fruits. Therefore, the best way to make mango juice is using a blender. Just blend the chopped mango till t gives you a smooth paste. You can also add 200 ml of chilled water to the blender to give it an even consistency.
Step 4: Serve on the Rocks with Garnish – Add 3-4 ice cubes to your glass and pour the mango juice over it. You can garnish it with a couple of mint leaves, seeds (chia, melon, or sunflower), and chopped cashews and almonds.
Drinking Mango Juice During The Off-Season
Mangoes are seasonal fruits. Naturally, they are available during the summer season and start to disappear from the local fruit markets during the mid of the rainy season. However, thanks to modern Agri-Tech, we are able to get speciality varieties of mangoes around the year. However, you can enjoy mango throughout the year using this simple preservation technique.
You can cut slices of mango and store them in Ziploc bags in your freezer. You can either preserve chopped mangoes or slices as well. Make sure that you remove all air and oxygen out of the Ziploc bags before zipping them. Also, make sure that the slices are not stacked over each other or touching each other inside the Ziploc bags.
When you want to make mango juice, just thaw the frozen mangoes. Once fully thawed, just follow the recipe above and enjoy!
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Stay tuned to the Milkbasket blog for amazing tips & hacks, seasonal foods, lifestyle content, and amazing recipes. Liked our mango juice blog? Let us know in the comments below! Read this blog about Mango – The King of Fruits and know some cultural symbolism revolving around mangoes and also a fun & easy mango cake recipe.
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