Mango

Binomial name: Mangifera indica

It is a medium-sized tree which can reach a height from 10 to 30 metres.

Origin: it is thought that it is native to the North-East of India and the North of Burma (Myanmar) at the Himalayas, although it is possibly native to Sri Lanka too.

Medicinal values: it is a substitute of another source of vitamin C in people who can not tolerate the citrus and other vegetables that provide this vitamin to the diet. This one, as vitamin A, has an antioxidant role.

Caloric value per 100 g: 73 kcal

Varieties: Nomi, Tango, Shelly.