Mangoes are sweet, creamy fruits that have a range of possible health benefits. They are highly popular around the world.
The mango is a member of the drupe family. This is a type of plant food with a fleshy outer section that surrounds a shell, or pit. This pit contains a seed. Olives, dates, and coconuts are also part of this family.
There are many different kinds of mango. They vary in color, shape, flavor, and seed size. Although mango skin can be green, red, yellow, or orange, its inner flesh is mostly golden yellow.
Consuming mangoes can help protect and strengthen the body in several ways. The sections below discuss these benefits in more detail.