It's no secret that mangos are the king of fruit. Loaded with tangy flavor these fruits are one of the most nutrient dense of the tropical fruit family. Packed with nutrients like antioxidants, Vitamin A, C and dietary fiber. Aside from having over 20 different vitamins and minerals mangos contain other nutrients which prevent chronic diseases including certain types of cancers. Mangos provide significant health benefits for your body.
The best way to choose a mango at the store is not so much color, but more in the firmness. If it feels "squishy" it is over ripe. Push gently on the skin and it should give slightly. If unripe leave at room temperature (not the refrigerator) so it can become riper and sweeter.
***TIP: to speed up the ripening process place in a brown paper bag for a few days, checking regularly.
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 TBL finely chopped red onion
1/2 Jalapeno chile, seeds removed and minced (less or more to taste)
3 TBL fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
3 TBL fresh lime juice
1 medium avocado (optional)
Put the diced mango, red onion, jalapeno and cilantro in a medium bowl. Toss with lime juice. If salsa is too acidic for your liking stir in some diced avocado.
Serve atop fish, steak, tacos or tortilla chips! Enjoy!!!
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