March Roars in with Good News from the National Mango Board

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Foodservice Trade | 03/08/2022

March Roars in with Good News from the National Mango Board

Orlando, Fla., Mar. 8, 2022 – For operators and their customers, in addition to the always good news of year-round mango availability, March roars in with two items worthy of their attention.

First, two recently released studies* point to the positive health outcomes of consuming mangos. Findings in two areas confirm mango consumption is associated with better overall diet quality and intake of nutrients, and snacking on mangos may improve glucose control and reduce inflammation in contrast to other sweet snacks. With mangos consumed widely in global cuisines and 58% of Americans reporting snacking at least once a day in 2021**, this new research provides added evidence that regularly consuming mangos may have health advantages and be relevant to cultural dietary preferences and current eating patterns.

Cheers to Nutrition Month with this Ginger Mangonada that’s full of ripe juicy mango, honey, turmeric, and ginger. “As immunity remains a priority for consumers today, we’ll continue to see a rise in plant-based options on menus to meet the demand,” said Suwann Frison NMB Foodservice Marketing Manager. “Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, making it a versatile and healthy ingredient.”

Ginger Mangonada

Next, in March, the National Mango Board celebrates women chefs during Women’s History Month. As a sponsor of Chef’s Roll Center Stage 2022, the NMB encourages up and coming women chefs to participate in a competition that could send them on an all-expense-paid trip to the MAPP Restaurant Reset Conference for Women in Food and provides mentoring opportunities with a stellar line-up of chefs.

For more updates on mango nutrition research, foodservice promotion programs, mango recipes and product information visit mango.org/foodservice. While on the site, take advantage of comprehensive product information: mango availability, variety details, handling tips, menu promotion ideas and distributor resources.

The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported fresh mangos. The board’s vision, for mangos to move from being an exotic fruit to a daily necessity in every U.S. household, was designed to drive awareness and consumption of mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One serving or ¾ cup of the superfruit mango contains 70 calories, 50% of daily value of vitamin C, 15% of daily value of folate, 15% of daily value of copper, 8% of daily value of vitamin A, 8% of daily value of vitamin B6, 7% of daily value of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at www.mango.org.
Learn more at www.mango.org.