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Title: Nutritional Quality of Mangifera Species. 9
Other Titles: Bioactive Molecules in Food, Reference Series in Phytochemistry
Authors: Anaya Esparza, Luis Miguel
Montalvo González, Efigenia
Keywords: mangifera species
wild mango
nutritional quality
bioactive compounds
healt benefits
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland
Citation: Anaya-Esparza, L.M., Montalvo-González, E. (2019). Nutritional Quality of Mangifera Species. In: Mérillon, JM., Ramawat, K. (eds) Bioactive Molecules in Food. Reference Series in Phytochemistry. Springer, Cham.
Abstract: Mango is known as the king of the fruits; its nutritional importance, unique flavor, and delicious taste impart this status as super fruit. Furthermore, it is commercially cultivated in different tropical and subtropical areas in the world. Mangifera indica is the most important fruit of this genus; over 60 different species of edible mangoes are grown worldwide; however, the most of them are not marketable and underutilized and commonly are denominated as wild mango species, but they exhibit higher nutritional values. Mango species present morphological, physiological, sensorial, and nutritional differences among them. However, most of Mangifera species are characterized by their strong aroma, intense peel coloration, attractive fragrance, and delicious taste. Also, mango fruit is considered very healthy, good source of energy, and easily digestible. Mango pulp and peel are a good source of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins (B, C, and E), minerals (Ca, P, Fe, Na, and K), and bioactive compounds (polyphenolic compounds, flavonoids, mangiferin, lupeol, and carotenoids). Most of Mangifera species have good nutrimental quality; their consumption may contribute nutrition. In general, the commercially (M. indica) and wild mango species can be considered for many purposes including for processing and for consumption because mango may be considered an excellent source for improving nutrition. However, enhanced knowledge of the status of such species and information on their health benefits is critical in efforts to promote these valuables mango species.
Description: Capítulo
ISBN: 978-3-319-78029-0
978-3-319-78030-6 (eBook)
978-3-319-78031-3 (print and electronic bundle)
ISSN: 2511-834X (print)
2511-8358 (online)
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