It is that mangolicious time of the year again! From September until December mango will be the main stars among fruit in Indonesia. Harvest time for mango starts in August and peaks in November.
There are dozens of varieties of mango in the archipelago, but “harum manis” type of mango is still favorite type for most. It is known for its rich, sweet flavor and succulent flesh.
Mango is not just delicious, but it is also good for your health because it contains vitamin C and potassium. Eating the fruit also helps your digestion and improves your memory thanks to its glutamine content. Did you know that mango is also rich in vitamin A? One cup of sliced mangoes equals 25 percent intake of your daily need of vitamin A. Mangoes help good eyesight, fight dry eyes and also prevent night blindness. Crucial if your drive motorbike around the island.
This divine fruit also strengthens your immune system because it has the perfect combination of vitamin C, vitamin A and 25 different kinds of carotenoids. Plus it is rich in iron and natural solution for people suffering from anemia. Menopausal and pregnant women can indulge in mangoes as this will increase their iron levels and calcium at the same time. And although it is appealing to your taste buds, mango is an excellent beauty aid in buzzing up your beauty routine. We give you five reasons to love mango even more and don’t forget to drink a lot of chilled, yummy mango juices to keep you hydrated!
Since mango is rich in anti-oxidants which promote collagen production, your skin will be more elastic and firmer. Just mix mango pulp with egg white, put it on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes. It is an excellent anti-aging face mask, and you can use it once a week.
For silky hair
Stir 2 spoons of mango pulp, one spoon of yogurt and 2 egg yolks. Apply this mask on your hair for 30 minutes to make it silky and manageable.
Beautiful glowing skin
For getting a fresh complexion, smear mango pulp on your face and leave it on for half an hour. Beta- carotene and vitamin A in mango help in reducing the dull skin and turn it into a radiant one. Also, this fruit helps reduce dark spots, freckles, and all minor skin ailments.
Homemade facial scrub
Mix mango pulp, almond powder, milk, and crushed oats. Rub this mixture on your skin, to remove dead skin cells.
Against gray hair and hair loss
Mango seeds oil is an amazing source of fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals and has excel- lent moisturizing properties. Remove the outer coat of mango seed and keep it in a jar of coconut oil or sesame oil in sunlight. This home-made oil helps to keep your hair color and prevents hair loss.■