- Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and they are also an excellent way to replenish potassium lost through exercise or for those who are constantly “on the go.”
- An average-sized mango can even contain up to 40 percent of your daily fiber requirement, thereby being a great way to curb constipation and irregularity.
Getting your daily fiber requirement, through fruits like mangoes, can help protect against degenerative diseases, especially those of the heart.
Recipe: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Salad
½ cup prepared or purchased honey mustard dressing
1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
4 chicken breast halves without skin, boneless
1 tablespoon Jamaican Jerk seasoning
2 large fresh mangoes
10 to 12 cups mixed greens
Stir together honey mustard dressing and lime zest. Cover and chill dressing while preparing chicken.
Rinse chicken and pat dry; sprinkle with Jerk seasoning. In a large skillet cook the seasoned chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat about 6 minutes on each side until browned and no longer pink. Thinly slice each chicken breast.
Arrange warm chicken and mango atop greens on four plates; drizzle with the honey mustard dressing.
Recipe: Mango Pork
2 medium ripe mangoes
1 pork tenderloin, about ¾ pound
Cooking spray or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Hot pepper sauce
Put pulp of one mango in food processor or blender.
Cut the other mango into small cubes. Trim pork tenderloin and slice into 1-inch thick medallions. Flatten slices lightly with hand. Spray a skillet or medium saucepan with cooking spray or add a small amount of olive oil and heat on medium-high. Brown pork for one minute on each side. Season each side with salt and pepper to taste.
Reduce heat and cook pork another five minutes to cook through. Remove to plate and add mango to skillet or saucepan. Cook puree about, scraping up brown bits of pork, for about 30 seconds. Add several drops of hot sauce and the mango cubes. Toss cubes in puree while heating through. Spoon sauce over pork and serve with pasta or hot cooked rice.