They’re sweet, succulent, and in season now. Mango is not only rich in fiber,vitamins A and C, minerals, and other phytonutrients, but according to recent research, it may even help reduce body fat and control blood sugar. Try these recipes and see how easy it is to add mango to your diet while giving an everyday dish a fresh twist.
2 teaspoons avocado or canola oil
2 large shallots, minced
1 banana pepper (hot or mild), finely diced
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground cumin seeds
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 cup mango nectar
1 mango, peeled, seeded and finely diced
1 to 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1 large kiwi fruit, peeled and finely diced
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté shallots and banana pepper with cumin seeds and salt until just soft. Add mango nectar; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring in mango during the last minute of cooking. Set aside, and stir in cilantro and kiwi just before serving.
Goes great with grilled fish, poultry, or pork.
TD&N Nutrient Analysis (based on 4 servings): Calories: 83;Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g;Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 124mg; Carbohydrates: 15 g; Fiber: 2 g; Protein: 1 g