A number of years ago, I had the good fortune to visit Thailand, right in the midst of their 'Mango Month'.
The celebrations centre around the abundant mango harvest on the islands of Thailand.
As 'Mango Month' commences this year, thoughts and memories turn to the former land of Siam where I spent a fortnight feasting on noodles (in varying forms), Singha beer and mango - (often served at every given opportunity with extra mango)!
Thinking of the nutritional value of mango, the benefits of this luscious fruit are vast. Amongst other plus points, mangoes are:
- Extremely high in vitamins A & C.
- Contain good levels of potassium and fibre
- Is said to be one of the fruits that is least likely to have harmful pesticide residue.
If you want to create your own 'Mango Month' menu or just a singular mango dish, here are some more facts, cutting tips and recipe ideas to bring a little Thai sunshine into your kitchen!