Frozen Mango Chunks

Mango is a delicious, refreshing, and flavorful tropical fruit that offers excellent benefits for human health. It has several nutritional benefits that we will explain later, but it is certainly the ideal complement for hot summer days and beach holidays. We give you some reasons why you should try frozen mango chunks.

The mango is the fruit of the Mangifera indica tree, it is native to the region at the foot of the Himalayas, in northwestern India, although it found fertile land throughout Southeast Asia. From there it has spread to all the warm areas of the planet being Costa Rica one of the best areas to be harvested since the climate is ideal to reach high levels of sugar and flavor.

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Mango properties

  • Its intense yellow color, carries a content of excellent nutrients for our body
  • It is high in dietary fiber.
  • It has essential vitamins such as A, C, E, K and several B vitamins such as B5, B6, niacin, riboflavin, folate and thiamine.
  • It has minerals such as potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, selenium and iron.  And antioxidants like; catechins, anthocyanins, rhamnetin, kaempferol, benzoic acid and mangiferin.
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Benefits of eating mango

  • The consumption of this fruit fights free radicals and premature aging
  • Its contributions of vitamins such as A and C strengthen the immune system and the absorption of iron in the body that fight anemia.
  • Its contribution of potassium reduces blood pressure, promoting good cardiovascular health.
  • Thanks to its antioxidants it becomes a key fruit to improve vision and prevent macular degenerations and cataracts
  • Its high concentration of fiber promotes better intestinal transit, and its abundant water relieves digestive problems such as constipation.
  • Its high levels of vitamin C strengthen hair and skin.
  • They recommend that it be part of the diet of the woman in pregnancy and lactation because its content of vitamin B9 (folate) is essential to prevent the development of malformations in the neural tube of the fetus.
  • It also promotes cognitive development in babies.
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Mango in Costa Rica

The climate in Costa Rica and most Latin American countries are characterized by a rainy and dry season.

In the dry season, also called summer, is where you can find the largest harvests of this fruit since in dry climates, it manages to obtain the best properties in terms of sizes, flavors, and colors.

This is because this fruit has a very delicate peel that, when receiving rain, tends to ripen evenly and does not manage to reach the brix levels that are achieved during the summer or dry season.

This dry season starts from the end of January to July. In the middle of this period (around April) is when the peak of the season begins finding large amounts of mango of the different varieties (Keitt, Cavallini, Haden, Tommy, among others).

During the rainy season, the tree has fewer nutrients to feed on so brix levels can be affected if they are not given the necessary care. The mango season can be extended even until August by giving the necessary care to the fruit and scheduling the harvests so that the mango can ripen as much as possible on the tree and does not have to ripen once harvested, which can be affected in sugar levels.

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Frozen mango chunks, ideal for the summer

The great advantage that frozen foods have is that you can extend the season or even eliminate the seasonality of the fruit. Taking advantage of the months of peaks and best weeks of harvests is essential to have quality fruit throughout the year.

The great disadvantage that mango usually has is that the harvest does not coincide 100% with the European and American summer so many areas or people are not able to enjoy this fruit when it is the ideal time to consume it.

Therefore, freezing comes as an ideal solution, more if the freezing system allows the fruit to remain fresh when thawing. In this way you eliminate the seasonality of fresh mango and the loss of properties of a traditional frozen.

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