Mango me say Gold & Glow gummies . Because yes, our skin -perfecting vegan chewing gums owe many of their benefits to mango . If you have been seduced by the fruit , you could not help but fall under the spell of the active ingredient: a sensational nutritional composition with scientifically proven skin effects.
Mangifera indica L. ! A magic formula? It is rather the sweet Latin name that scientists and botanists like to give to this exotic fruit, of which India is the leading producer. Because yes, a fruit is called “ exotic ” when it is not grown in France due to a climate that is not conducive to its development. In fact, we import it from foreign countries and the overseas territories, particularly in winter, because this corresponds to summer in these countries of the southern hemisphere.
And who says fruit says fruit tree and it is on the mango tree that the mango grows . Depending on the cultivar, it will remain green all its life or will evolve towards a red or yellow color at maturity. A ripe mango will therefore be appreciated more by its firmness than by its color: the less firm the fruit, the closer it is to maturity.
The mango belongs to the climacteric fruit family. In other words, it continues to ripen after harvest so it can be picked green.
If this tropical fruit is the most consumed in the world after the banana, it is not for nothing. Its sweet sweetness , its irresistible taste of peach and flower and its intoxicating fruity and vanilla smell are responsible for the success of this fleshy fruit with deliciously creamy dark yellow flesh .
Mango has the advantage of being delicious while still achieving a nutriscore A. Let's analyze its more than interesting nutritional composition.
On average, a mango provides 73.90 calories (kcal)/100g, or 295.60 kcal for a whole 400g mango. It is therefore a low-calorie fruit . Calories are notably provided by sugars.
Mango , with 14.30g of carbohydrates/100g including mainly sugar (12.90g/100g) is a sweeter fruit than average. Sugar is notably present in the form of sucrose, fructose, glucose and starch.
- Fibers, proteins, lipids
Mango is low in fiber (1.60g/100g) and protein (0.63g/100g). It contains a negligible amount of fat which makes it a very good diet ally.
Mango has an interesting mineral content in potassium, providing 150mg/100g or 7.5% of the Reference Intakes.
- Vitamin B9 and C
Mango is rich in vitamin B9 (35.10% of reference intakes) and vitamin C (31.25% of reference intakes).
- Vitamin A and E
Mango provides 18% of the reference intakes of vitamin A and 17.06% of the reference intakes of vitamin E.
Mango pulp is particularly rich in carotenoids, notably β-carotene , lutein and α-carotene. It is also the 5th fruit richest in β-carotene. These molecules are also pigments and give the fruit its yellow color from their flesh.
Also, it is characterized by a high content of polyphenols , including gallic acid and mangiferin.
3. BENEFITS OF MANGO
- Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to fight oxidative damage linked to sun and pollution
Mango has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits which can be explained in particular by its richness in carotenoids, phenolic compounds, ascorbic acid and vitamin E. It therefore helps protect cells against oxidative stress caused by the sun or pollution for example. . Thus, it prevents excess free radicals which oxidize cells as well as all associated damage: excess sebum , imperfections , pigment spots , premature aging, etc. The antioxidant effect is also responsible for the anti - inflammatory effect with a significant reduction in skin inflammation : acne, eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, etc.
- Anti-aging action
A study conducted in 2020 by the Fam VW team showed that mango could reduce the severity and depth of wrinkles thanks to its carotenoid and polyphenol content. This could be explained by the photoprotective power of these molecules which reduces the degradation of collagen and elastin by inactivating the activity of elastase and collagenase, the enzymes which break down these elements.
Also, mango is rich in vitamin C which stimulates collagen synthesis. Its consumption therefore contributes to improving the hydration , elasticity , density , firmness and tone of the skin while preserving its youth . The photoprotective effect of ascorbic acid linked to its antioxidant power limits photoaging , namely wrinkles and hypertrophy of the epidermis.
Vitamin A and β-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the liver) help regulate cell differentiation by increasing epidermal proliferation to counteract photoaging.
- Skin quality
Folate (vitamin B9) plays a role in cell division . Coupled with vitamin A, which plays a role in cell differentiation , they allow optimal cell renewal for a new skin effect.
Vitamin C stimulates the synthesis of collagen which constitutes blood vessels , this allows better functioning and therefore better irrigation , nutrition and oxygenation of the skin . The skin becomes radiant with health again.
The little extra? The pigments contained in mango ( carotenoids ) boost the synthesis of melanin for an immediate healthy glow.
The mango is an incredible fruit that combines deliciousness, optimal nutritional composition and exceptional skin benefits. Find it in our Gold & Glow gummies.