Meet Mango, a Natural Ingredient for Breakfast Innovation

Foodservice Trade | 10/03/2017

Meet Mango, a Natural Ingredient for Breakfast Innovation

In foodservice, breakfast is flexing its daypart muscle. Toast has moved from breakfast table to appetizer, salad and entrée plates, and customers now enjoy the comfort, convenience and value of breakfast items at non-traditional times. The breakfast menu is also a prime opportunity to profit from fresh mango versatility. National Mango Board (NMB) research reports that mango penetration has increased across all dayparts, but is growing fastest (17%) at breakfast.

The upward spike of mango usage at breakfast is hardly surprising. As a globally popular fruit that’s available year-round, usable both green and ripe, adaptable for sweet and savory applications, colorful and versatile, fresh mango can make any breakfast menu shine. As chefs look to other cuisines for menu inspiration, mango can be found at center stage. In fact, ethnic-inspired breakfast items ranked 6th in the National Restaurant Association’s Top 20 Food Trends**.

“The research that the NMB provides the industry is vital to continuing menu innovation and mango inspiration across foodservice outlets, stated Valda Coryat, Director of Marketing at the NMB. As the breakfast daypart becomes more dynamic as an option for consumers, we hope to motivate more mango usage in breakfast menus.”

Find bright ideas for mango breakfast signatures like Mango Ginger Empanadas and Fresh Mango Oatmeal Congee at mango.org. For more recipes plus tools and resources for foodservice operators and distributors, visit mango.org/foodservice.

* Mango Overview, MenuTrends™ Report, Datassential, February 2017. The NMB conducts menu mention research on 7,000 national, regional and independent chains to track mango usage in foodservice.
** National Restaurant Association, www.Restaurant.org/FoodTrends.

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About the National Mango Board
The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board’s vision, to bring the world’s love of mangos to the U.S., was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. marketplace. One cup of the superfruit mango contains 100 calories, 100% of daily vitamin C, 35% of daily vitamin A, 12% of daily fiber, and an amazing source of tropical flavor. Learn more at mango.org.
 

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