The most interesting part about the mango tree is that it believes in self-care and hence they do fruit bearing only in alternate years.
Mangoes are a king for a reason. There’s hardly anyone who can stay away from some nice juicy mangoes. This high in nutrition and a fruit that sees a much unique flavour, fragrance and taste, mango pulps are extremely scrumptious to eat. Unlike the myth that this fruit this fruit is extremely rich in potassium and magnesium and is also great for remedy for high blood pressure. Powerhouses of vitamins, rich in B-vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K, having mangoes in moderation also helps you have a good skin. Having packed with are packed with antioxidants, this fruit also helps to prevent heart diseases, premature ageing and cancer. This “king of fruits” That can also be considered a “superfruit”, this fruit is much versatile as one can make everything from curries, jams, chutneys, to slaw to salsa, salad to smoothies, Aamras, Mango Sabudana Kheer or Palak Aamras Chaat. and much more.
Thankfully India is blessed with ample variety of this fruit be it the totapuri (mostly greenish in colour and is in the shape of parrot beak hence the name tota), Sindhura (Sindura is also called 'Honey Mango') alphanso, himsagar (This most respected mango from Bengal this one sees a very short shelf life and also shortest season spa), langda, and so many more. The most interesting part about the mango tree is that it believes in self-care and hence they do fruit bearing only in alternate years. During ‘on’ years, they give fantastic yields, bearing thousands of fruit. The very next year it takes as an ‘off’ year where they give themselves rest and invest in growing shoots and leaves. So the fruit yield will be low.
Chef Ilandhirai Vadivel, Executive Chef Executive Chef, Radisson Blu Mumbai International airport who has shared Mango & Almond salad recipes says "Nothing defines summers. better than mango - so I definitely couldn't think of a summer special without the king of fruits. The mango almond salad at Radisson Blu, Mumbai International Airport is packed with the richness of Vitamin C and protein and fiber from almonds. This mango quick-fix is a perfect amalgamation of health and flavors. Our refreshing offering can be consumed in morning breakfast or in the evening snacks at home. This recipe is a sure-shot hit amongst both - kids and adults"
Here's a salad recipe from the chef
Mango & Almond salad
• Alphonso Mango (peeled & Seeded ) 100 Grams
• Overnight Soaked Almond 30 Grams
• Tamarind Chutney 2 table spoon
• Fresh Mint leaves chopped 10 Grams
• Black Salt To taste
• Roasted Jeera Powder To taste
Cut The Mango in to Medium Size cubes
Add Peeled Almonds
Mix the Chutney, Fresh Mint Leaves, Jeera powder and pinch of Black salt
Serve this in nice Bowl or a Glass and garnish with bud of Mint.