Mango (Mangifera indica) is a large evergreen tree. The young trees produce a dense canopy of red-brown leaves; when the trees mature, the leaves become dark green. It bears small, fragrant flowers and a succulent fruit. The mango is a vital food source for millions of people in the tropics.
The fruit flesh of a ripe mango is very sweet and has a unique, aromatic taste. The texture can vary between different cultivars; some resemble the firm flesh of an avocado, some are pulpier (like an over-ripe plum). Mango fruit varies in colour, shape and size. It has a large stone at its centre.
Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - calcium, potassium, vitamin A, E and C and several B vitamins. In fact, it's one of the most nutritious foods in the world.
We buy whole mangoes, juice them ourselves and add the juice to our products for its nutritional benefits. It's highly antioxidant, naturally antibacterial and rich in enzymes. When applied topically, the enzymes help remove dirt and debris, clarifying and improving the tone of the skin. It also adds volume and shine to hair and increases its tensile strength.
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