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Eating mangoes may help lower blood sugar and cancer risk
Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | ANI

Posted on 04/28/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT by Jyotishi

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1 posted on 04/28/2013 10:11:51 PM PDT by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

I just returned from my town market where I bought a mango
along with a few apples, oranges and bananas.
Life in Dalaguete, the vegetable capital of Cebu, is pretty nice.
I go by bicycle each day to buy meats, fruits, and vegges...all locally raised or grown.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 10:19:55 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Jyotishi

I’ve been eating dried mango pretty much daily for the last 8 years or so, and I think it really helps with acid reflux too.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 10:27:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Jyotishi

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4 posted on 04/28/2013 10:32:17 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Jyotishi

I love them. They taste better than peaches.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 10:33:47 PM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: gattaca

Mangoes come in many varieties. Growing up in India, there was a strain of Mangoes grown in Ratnagiri area. They were called “Hapoos” at my house. I have found extremely difficult to buy those in US. They had unbelievable great flavor and aroma. The only place I found them was in a food stand in Chicago probably run by an Indian proprietor. Even the lower grade “juice” mangoes had a potent aroma and taste. The mangoes I buy in grocery stores in Seattle are so blah.


6 posted on 04/28/2013 11:00:03 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: Jyotishi

Personally, I love mangoes. And I wish this were true. But sample size 20? Worthless.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 11:01:29 PM PDT by LibWhacker (.)
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To: Jyotishi

If you are a poor negroid raced child in Haiti who subsists a big chunk of your subsistence on mangoes it will dye your mouth ring on the face orangish....like a bad cartoon

Temporary or not

I used to see that a lot there.... pitiful how children suffer

I’m less accustomed to it today...I got more hardened back then


8 posted on 04/28/2013 11:15:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: entropy12

In JA I liked the big plump Bombay strain
In Myamuh they were a scourge.... dropping everywhere staining the drive

I like them raw...or on salad

Or in chutney

Or ice cream


9 posted on 04/28/2013 11:18:11 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: LibWhacker

I wish more people noted the sample size here. I am so so on mangoes... I remember the kids at the train station in Guatemala trying to knock mangos out of the trees... the first time I had mango was down there or in southern Mexico... unripe with salt.


10 posted on 04/28/2013 11:26:46 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: entropy12

I live in the Midwest so I know the ones I buy have traveled a long way and probably have lost some of the flavor. I have found frozen mangoes but they of course aren’t as good. I had no idea there were so many kinds.


11 posted on 04/28/2013 11:31:18 PM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: Jyotishi

Hmm. Almost a staple here in Thailand - many people have mango trees in their front yards, but diabetes is rampant here also.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 11:56:11 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: entropy12
Okay, now I'm dying to have Hapoos mangoes. So I googled it. Didn't find Hapoos mangoes, but I did find Hapus mangoes and India was mentioned. So I clicked on it. Led me here. Might any of the mangoes on this page (for instance, the Alphonso) be the same thing as your Hapoos? I want to try them. They seem kind of expensive, so I don't want to make a mistake. Thanks.
13 posted on 04/28/2013 11:56:51 PM PDT by LibWhacker (.)
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To: entropy12

I wonder if the seeds are available to grow the type you like?


14 posted on 04/28/2013 11:59:47 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: entropy12
Oh, yeah, look what else I found at that site. Hapus and Alphonso do appear to be the same thing... Now to find out their shipping rate...
15 posted on 04/29/2013 12:02:35 AM PDT by LibWhacker (.)
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To: Jyotishi

[[This study suggested that mango polyphenols might limit inflammatory response in both cancerous and non-cancerous breast cells]]

Wonder if this might also be good for other diseases which are caused by inflamatory responses like arthritis, Crohn’s, etc- where the body attacks itself


16 posted on 04/29/2013 12:05:18 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: entropy12

Hmm, no luck on getting their shipping rates. Makes me suspicious. Someone on Amazon said you can probably get them cheaper at an Indian store (and no shipping charge). So I’ll try that. Sorry for the bother!


17 posted on 04/29/2013 12:16:41 AM PDT by LibWhacker (.)
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To: LibWhacker
Oh, yeah, look what else I found at that site.

They also have Cherimoyas. They are supposed to be delicious, but I've never had one.

18 posted on 04/29/2013 12:25:46 AM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: Jyotishi

If so, I’ll live forever.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 1:15:26 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Jyotishi

“The mangoes ate my baby!”


20 posted on 04/29/2013 1:43:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: entropy12

Interesting. I guess that American supermarket blahness has happened to all fruits.


21 posted on 04/29/2013 3:34:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I’m thinking about trying my hand at growing Paw Paw trees which are believed to have similar anti cancer properties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_pawpaw


22 posted on 04/29/2013 3:55:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I wish you good luck with paw paws. They grow wild on my mom’s small spread in Indiana. I had one when I was a kid in the late 70s cut right from a tree while walking a cow path. It was the size of a baked potato and tasted like a mild banana. I don’t think they are all that commercially viable but for personal consumption from your privately owned woodland, they are a real treat.


23 posted on 04/29/2013 4:14:57 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: MachIV

From what studying I’ve done they appear to be fairly tricky to grow until they become established. They are in the Mango family.


24 posted on 04/29/2013 4:19:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi
Mangoes....Ya think those things just grow on trees?




they do....and they are deee-licious!
25 posted on 04/29/2013 4:37:12 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: cripplecreek

As best I can tell, the mostly grow in the shade of other larger timber. If you have a decidiouos timber stand, you may be able to get them to grow there.


26 posted on 04/29/2013 4:39:56 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting. They don’t grow where I live and I don’t know that I’ve encountered them, but I love fruit trees and had a small orchard of them once.


27 posted on 04/29/2013 4:55:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AlexW

We got some nice ones here in Dumaguete. But be careful during the winter, they look sweet but some times are not.


28 posted on 04/29/2013 4:56:01 AM PDT by cebukid
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To: 9YearLurker

3 of the McCoy clan were executed in a Paw Paw grove. I believe history records it as “The Paw Paw tree incident”


29 posted on 04/29/2013 4:59:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi
I demand the name be changed to...Peoplego’s! Oops, I can't de”man”d! I depeople the name be changed!!
30 posted on 04/29/2013 5:01:08 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: cripplecreek

Ha—I had just seen on wikipedia that their range seemed to be hillbilly country.


31 posted on 04/29/2013 5:06:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I’m at the northern edge of their range but they were once common enough that Michigan has a town named after them.


32 posted on 04/29/2013 5:09:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi

I think it moved.

33 posted on 04/29/2013 5:09:56 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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34 posted on 04/29/2013 5:14:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: AlexW

I(and my wife) LOVES Mangos BUT what is the BEST way to peel them?


35 posted on 04/29/2013 5:27:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: cripplecreek

This is slightly off subject, but I thank you for bringing up PawPaw’s. I’m almost 72 and sick with a terminal lung disease. I spend a lot of time on memories. When I was a very small child my mother would sing me to sleep with a song about down in the PawPaw patch. I never knew what a PawPaw was until today. THANK YOU!


36 posted on 04/29/2013 5:30:58 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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You might want to look into Paw Paws or Paw Paw extract.It probably won’t save your life but just might add a little quality time to what you have left.

I’ll also be sure to say a prayer for you.


37 posted on 04/29/2013 5:35:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jyotishi
One study. 20 people. Not exactly overreaching scientific research.

But, I certainly would see where eating four ounces of dried fruit (that's a heck of a lot!) per day would improve your health. Plenty of fiber, vitamins, and it would fill you up so that you're not eating Big Macs.

Sez me, if you want to eat mangoes, eat mangoes.

38 posted on 04/29/2013 5:54:11 AM PDT by wbill
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To: entropy12

Compared to Philippine mango, the mangos imported to America are flavorless


39 posted on 04/29/2013 6:03:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: cripplecreek

I have had good luck with growing Paw Paws. I have two by the side of my deck that are about 4-5 inches in diameter and grew from seeds 15 years ago. They make a nice tropical looking screen and produce lots of Paw Paws...I end up giving or throwing them away after eating my fill. I have a wooded area in back where I throw them and it’s turned into a Paw Paw patch.

I think the secret is to get them started from seed where you want them to grow as they are near impossible to dig up with an intact tap root. I’ve tried digging up young ones that were a year old and about a foot high and the tap root was well over a foot long. Transplants may survive but they never seem to grow to any size or produce much fruit.

My experience is that the seeds seem to take a couple of years before I notice them. Maybe the first yeat is spent growing the tap root to China.

Afternoon shade is what they like, and they are very susceptible to frost when they bloom in early spring. I think proximity to the house protects mine with a microclimate and avoids frost damage.

Originally there were three along side my deck and I tried to move one years ago. It lived, but the trunk is not the diameter of my thumb and is about 5 feet tall. The other two are probably 20 feet high and have been pruned back twice.


40 posted on 04/29/2013 6:34:22 AM PDT by damper99
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so who ate the last mango in paris?


41 posted on 04/29/2013 7:02:44 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: TChad
"a brilliant combination of pineapple, banana, papaya, peach and strawberry!"

That sounds fantastic. Love fruit. I think I could live on it. That is, if a really good selection of it was available all the time, not just the stuff you see in most supermarkets. And chili. Gotta have my chili. :-)

42 posted on 04/29/2013 8:52:08 AM PDT by LibWhacker (.)
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To: LibWhacker

Those are right ones! Prices seem high though. Try finding a large fruit stand run by Indians. The season for this fruit is short and my recall is month of May is the season.


43 posted on 04/29/2013 9:19:09 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: gattaca

In the worst case, visit a grocery store catering to Indians. They will stock canned mango pulp from Alphonso mangoes. It is not fresh mangoes, and usually has sugar added but taste is good. The mango pulp is quite thick, not runny. I like to pour a teaspoon of melted butter on the pulp in a small bowl.


44 posted on 04/29/2013 9:24:20 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hold the mango with the stem pointing up. There is a large-flat pit inside at center of fruit, so you want to cut vertically as close to the pit as possible on both sides. That will yield the largest piece in the shape of a bowl.
Then cut each in two yielding total of 4 pieces which can be eaten with a spoon. The remaining fruit should also be cut along the pit and will yield smaller pieces. Finally use your teeth to scrape off any pulp remaining on the pit.


45 posted on 04/29/2013 9:31:10 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: bert

I think the climate where mangoes are grown makes a huge difference. Like hot house tomatoes are never as good as backyard tomatoes.


46 posted on 04/29/2013 9:32:20 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: wbill

I am in my 70’s and my lifetime experience says exercise 4 times a week for 30 minutes is superior to any diet or meds. It will keep your blood sugar levels, avoid joint pains in knees and hips, help a great deal with blood pressure levels, and greatly improve energy level.

That reminds me, I have to go do my treadmill now!!!


47 posted on 04/29/2013 9:37:14 AM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: entropy12

> They were called “Hapoos” at my house. I have found extremely difficult to buy those in US....

They are available online, as are the Alphonso variety.


48 posted on 04/29/2013 9:41:26 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: AlexW

> Life in Dalaguete, the vegetable capital of Cebu . . .

If you enjoy the Philippine cuisine there then you probably know that bitter melon (fruit and leaves) also keeps the blood sugar low.


49 posted on 04/29/2013 9:45:11 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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> But sample size 20? Worthless

A campaign for funding the research, perhaps.


50 posted on 04/29/2013 9:47:17 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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