The African Mango is a brightly colored, succulent and delectable fruit that grows in the west coastal rainforest of Cameroon. Its size, look, and taste are very similar to the mangoes found in your neighborhood supermarket. Throughout the tropics, mangos are easily the most widely cultivated fruit of all because of their sweet, juicy, fragrant texture and flavor.
The popular “mango diet” is based on the African “Bush Mango,” which is really a species called Irvinga gabonensis that grows wild on the continent. It’s said to harbor a special ingredient locked into its seeds (known as “Dikka nuts“), called IGOB131 that aggressively eliminates fat in the human body, as well as possessing other medicinal properties. The seeds are routinely used as an extract in dietary supplements.
Health claims aside, no one disputes the naturally delicious flavor that the African Mango seems to have in abundance. So much so that there are numerous ways that you can enjoy this mouthwatering delight. Who knew that the possibility of losing weight and improving your overall health could taste so good?
How to Eat the African Mango
Before delving into this lovely fruit you want to ensure that it’s perfectly ripened. Press against the fruit with your fingers to see if it leaves a dent r4 3ds ici. If it does, then your mango is ready to be eaten. It’s the same technique used to determine if a pear or avocado is ripe.
If after pressing against the mango it remains firm, then you’ll want to leave it sitting out on your countertop for a couple of days to give it a chance to ripen up and soften. Eating a mango that hasn’t ripened properly tastes bitter and hard. You don’t want to waste money on such an expensive fruit without getting the full benefit of its delightful experience.
Once you’ve determined that the mango is ripe enough, it should be washed clean even though you may intend to peel the skin. There are several ways to enjoy this luscious fruit. You can simply eat it raw as you would an apple or pear, skin and all, or you can cube or slice it after peeling. Either way you’re in for a real treat because the African Mango is an absolutely mouthwatering fruit that almost everyone enjoys.
Weight Loss Claims
What about all those claims that the African Mango promotes weight loss? Well, the jury is still out, although there are studies that indicate that the seeds found inside the African Mango could help some people lose weight. However, there is no doubt that you’ll never discover a more delicious way to find out if the claims are true.
Nevertheless, there’s a booming African Mango supplement industry where you can get the benefits of African Mango seeds in the form of a dietary pill. It certainly couldn’t hurt to pop a few pills while munching on such a yummy dessert.