One of the sweetest fruits, mango can be just as delicious as candy. Fortunately, it offers far more nutrients. Mango is a great snack in fresh form, but becomes even sweeter and more convenient when dried.
Mangoes are native to South Asia. They’ve been an important food in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years. Dried mango often comes in slices, which may include sulfites to increase its shelf life and keep the mango soft. Organic varieties can be stickier and more difficult to eat. Freeze-dried mango is crunchier and often free of added sugar.
Dried mangoes are a good source of: Vitamin A, Calcium, Iron, Potassium.
Many dried fruits are rich in antioxidants. Dried mango provides an especially powerful dose. Foods high in antioxidants have been shown to offer protection against a variety of conditions, including several types of cancer.