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African Mango fruit

Introduction of Araza fruit

            Scientific name - Irvingia gabonensis

Irvingia Gabonensis, is generally known as African mango. It is also labeled as bush mango or wild mango. This tree is generally cultivated in the humid forests of West Africa.


When it comes to the size of its fruit, it is spherical and glaring green when it is ripe. It also has a deep orange pulp that tastes somewhat spicy.

African Mango

The fruit will make you think about the traditional mango. It is the seeds of this fruit that makes it shine in the crowd. The seeds are dried and can be consumed like any other nut. Well, the scope of the seeds does not stop with this. It is learnt that in Africa, the seeds are used to make butter and also even made into bread.

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Nutritional Value of African Mango fruit

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 70 Kcal 3.5%
Carbohydrates 17 g 13%
Protein 0.5g 1%
Total Fat 0.27 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.80 g 4.5%
Folates 14 g 3.5%
Niacin 0.584 mg 3.5%
Pantothenic acid 0.160 mg 1%
Pyridoxine 0.134 mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.057 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.058 mg 5%
Vitamin A 765 IU 25.5%
Vitamin C 27.7 mg 46%
Vitamin E 1.12 mg 7.5%
Vitamin K 4.2 g 3.5%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 156 mg 3%
Calcium 10 mg 1%
Copper 0.110 mg 12%
Iron 0.13 mg 1.5%
Magnesium 9 mg 2%
Manganese 0.027 mg 1%
Zinc 0.04 mg 0%
Carotene- 445 g --
Carotene-a 17 g --
Crypto-xanthin- 11 g --
Lutein-zeaxanthin 0 g --
Lycopene 0 g --

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Health Benefits of African Mango fruit


Also being labeled as oil seeds, the African mango seeds consist of great amount of important fatty acids and proteins. But the main benefit of African mango seeds that is so hyped is the weight loss factor. A study around a decade ago revealed that African mango seeds may influence weight. It may also useful in controlling diabetes, as per other researches. So, one can understand that this becomes part of a healthy diet.

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