A true comfort food… Mangos are revered not only for their exotic sweetness and juicy quality, they are also known for their many health blessings. They contain an enzyme similar to papain in papayas, a soothing digestive aid. Mangos also contain a lot of tryptophan, the precursor of the”happiness-hormone” serotonin. These comforting enzymes can be held mostly responsible for that feeling of contentment we experience during and after our daily mango enjoyment. These proteolytic enzymes that break down proteins are effective meat tenderizers (Check out my recipe!) regularly used in tropical countries where mangos are grown. The enzyme list continues with magneferin, catechol oxidase, and lactase that not only protect the mango from insects, but it can help us by stimulating metabolism and purifying the intestinal tract.
This post is part of Melt in your Mouth Monday, My Meatless Mondays, Hearth and Soul, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Fat Tuesday, Simple Lives Thursday,