M A N G O 》 did you know there are over 1000 varieties of mango?
While I was tucking into my lunch today (delicious - see stories) I started musing about how these beautiful fruits came to make it to my table.
The first recorded mango tree dates back to circa 4000 BC in India, where it is a cultural symbol of love. Each tree has a fruiting life of 40 years and produces around 4,000 mangoes in a lifespan - that’s a whole lotta love in our ecosystem : )
Nutritionally, these babies are a-ok. Mangoes are loaded with carotenes which help to produce vitamin A (important for vision, healthy immune function and reproduction). They also contain high levels of copper and vitamin C.
Mangoes can be eaten both ripe and green. They are perfect as salad toppers or on their own, and are best eaten when you don’t have to share 🙊
Are you a mango lover? Celebrate the season and share your favourite recipes below ↓
This ancient tree species was perfectly suited for the semi-desert region of the Sousa Massa Drâa. Existing for millennia, its precious ‘liquid gold’ was discovered by the North African Berber tribe. For more than 1,000 years the argan tree has had a strong presence in Morocco as a source of local medicine and food. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, conservation efforts began through a system of understanding, exhibiting how man and nature can live harmoniously in this biosphere to ensure the preservation of the forest🌳
Tuesday Tucker! -The Health Benefits of Bananas
You’ll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet.
Bananas are great workout fuel (better than sports drinks/gels)
Bananas are not only great for your health, but they can also cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes.