How Many Calories in Mango Salad and How Healthy Is It – read here!
A study in 2018 found that mangos eaten regularly could significantly improve constipation symptoms, likely because of their fiber content. Adding mango to the diet also has the potential to help with weight loss as it’s been shown to improve gut microflora. The peel of the mangos in particular are the healthiest component of a mango, shown to have positive effects on the digestive system and reducing inflammation in the body.
What else are mangos good for? Well, their nutritional makeup aids in the formation of collagen which strengthens skin elasticity, improves wound healing, contributes to hair growth, has some protective properties against signs of aging, and has health protection benefits. Mango can be used in a number of dishes including mango salsa salads, mango curries, spicy chicken with mango, and more. Our favourite though – as you may have guessed by now – is unquestionably the mango salad.
Mango salad is actually mainly a Thai dish but there are regional variations in each East Asian community. In North America, it’s commonly served at East Asian restaurants in Toronto and elsewhere. Unlike dried mangos, mango salad uses fresh mangos retaining all the nutritional content to them. The salad is light on the stomach and is perfect to be served alongside other dishes. In a salad, your mangos aren’t too juicy and fit in just right with everything around them. Native to Southern Asian, in our opinion, this is the healthiest way to use this popular fruit.
How many calories are in mango salad – this is a fair question. For the average portion size of mango salad, there are 633 calories total. The caloric breakdown is about 93 percent carbs, 4 percent fats, and 3 percent protein. It’s a great option for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Mango salad is low in sodium, and very low in saturated fats and cholesterol. That said, the bad stuff about mango salad is that a lot of the calories in this meal come from sugar which means your glucose levels are going to spike on eating before settling down. It’s strong in vitamin B6, and a high quality source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
If you’re looking for Asian-style mango salad in Toronto, visit Toronto Pho. We are a growing Vietnamese restaurant committed to serving authentically prepared Asian foods done right and done healthy. Our mango salad is a proud creation, alongside so many of our other menu items. Come on by and pick up a bowl!