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Health Benefits of Tommy Mango

The sleeve Tommy , also called Tommy Atkins mango is one of the most produced and consumed in Brazil and in various corners of the planet. This type of mango occupies about 80% of the mango growing areas in the Brazilian territory. Widely exported to other countries, it is one of the favorites, as it is more resistant and lasts longer on supermarket shelves and on market stalls.

With a reddish yellow color and very firm pulp, it has a less intense flavor compared to the others, although it is very sweet, which explains the fact that it is appreciated in the daily life of Brazilians, even because of its cost, since the Tommy mango has one of the cheapest prices. It is worth mentioning that Tommy mango has lint, although in a smaller amount compared to other types of mango, since it has an average fiber content.

The Tommy mango has its origins in the United States, more precisely in the Florida region, in the South of the North American continent. The Tommy Atkins manga was created from the Haden manga, a variety of the manga also created in the USA. It is important to point out that Tommy and Palmer mangoes are descendants of Haden, so they carry some similarities, although each one has its own characteristics and flavors. In other words, although the mango is originally Asian, some species consumed in Brazil were developed in the USA.

Those who want to grow this fruit at home need to purchase the Tommy mango grafted, as the seedlings gather tissues from other varieties, which will ensure that the fruits appear in a shorter time, taking the same care as done with seed seedlings. On average, mangoes with grafted seedlings bear fruit after the first year, while the seeds will bear mangoes only after seven years.

TOMMY MANGO PROPERTIES

Although the Tommy mango has more calories than the others, it makes up for it with a good amount of dietary fiber and protein. Among the properties of the Tommy mango, we have 2.94 grams of fiber in each average unit of fruit, corresponding to almost 12% of the amount needed for a 2,000-calorie diet, which can vary from person to person. This fruit also has 1.26 grams of protein, totaling 1.68% of the total needed for the day. Tommy mango has among its properties only 0.28 grams of total fat, which is very beneficial for those who need to lose weight.

Another favorable fact in this regard is the presence of 18 grams of carbohydrates per average unit, corresponding to 6% of what is needed for the day, which can provide energy for those who are exercising daily. All this without offering so many calories to those who consume it, since each average unit has approximately 71 calories, indicating 3.5% of the daily total. In other words, eating Tommy mango in a balanced way can help to replenish energy during the caloric expenditure of physical activities, but without leading to weight gain.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TOMMY MANGO

Tommy Mango has benefits that will help different parts of our body. For example, because this fruit has a significant amount of dietary fiber, it contributes to a more balanced and functional digestion, in addition to keeping the intestinal tract clean, free of harmful residues for our health. This is due to many bioactive compounds present, such as esters, terpenes and aldehydes. Tommy mango also has many alkalis found in nature, which allow greater control of stomach acidity.

In addition, the fibers in the fruit make the intestine function normally, eliminating the feeling of discomfort and swelling and preventing the person from becoming constipated. Mango is one of the foods that most help in this regard, second only to papaya, which is better known in this regard. It is worth mentioning, however, that nutritionists recommend that the fruit be consumed in its natural form and not in the form of juice, as it preserves more substances and fibers necessary to act throughout the digestive process.

Among other benefits of the Tommy mango, we have the brain. Some nutrients present in its composition guarantee a healthy mind for much longer. An example of this is vitamin B6, which is present in large amounts in mangoes. This substance provides better brain function, while acting positively on the nervous system.

Vitamin B6 is known as an energy builder and it is responsible for working out the communication between nerve cells. Glutamine acid, also present in Tommy mango, is responsible for improving memory and concentration power. There is also pyroxidine, responsible for helping the hormonal production of GABA in the brain. This element is very important, as it is a neurotransmitter that helps in brain development.

The Tommy mango offers benefits to eyesight too. For example, consuming a cup of chopped mango daily makes the body have 25% of the vitamin A needed by the human body every day. And vitamin A is very important for promoting good vision and preventing dry eyes, blindness and, in old age, problems such as cataracts and night blindness.

Another positive point of regular consumption of Tommy mango is the possibility to relax from everyday stress. Yes, this is possible due to the high concentration of vitamin C in this fruit, which will reduce cortisol levels in the body. This hormone is one of the stress stimulators and is responsible for many of the harmful effects that affect us in our daily lives. The presence of vitamin C in abundance in this fruit also allows the human body to properly protect itself against infectious diseases, flu, colds, coughs, among others.

Tommy mango can also be recommended to anyone suffering from anemia, as it carries considerable amounts of iron in its composition. And this substance is essential to build red blood cells and keep the body balanced accordingly.

 

Check out other types of manga:

Mango Benefits and Properties

Benefits and Properties of Manga Carlotinha

Benefits and Properties of Manga Palmer

Benefits and Properties of Manga Rosa

Benefits and Properties of Sleeve Sword

Benefits and Properties of Manga Haden

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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