Mangoes in your omelette?

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August 2, 2011 – For the longest time, mangoes have been getting a bad rap for being an unhealthy sugary fruit. When in season, mangoes with their exotic sweet flavours and juicy flesh are simply irresistible; but diabetics have always been discouraged from consuming the fruit. Well it turns out that the mango police have clearly been misleading mango lovers.

Researchers and nutritionists have found that per 100 grams of mangoes, the fruit will provide you with more than your daily requirement of Vitamin A and C. Mangoes are a great source of fiber (perfect for combating constipation), magnesium, iron and antioxidants. Most importantly, the glycemic index of mangoes is on the low end, which does not have any significant effect in increasing blood sugar levels. As a result, mangoes are fine for diabetics. So enjoy your mangoes!

 

Mangoes For Breakfast

We all know breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and since now we know mangoes are amazing, why not incorporate this super fruit in your morning routine?

Here are a couple of flavourful ideas to start off any beautiful day!

 

BREAKFAST FRUIT SALAD

Ingredients
Cubed mangoes
Fresh blueberries
Fresh kiwi slices
Plain yogurt Granola / cereal
Honey

Directions
Toss together equal portion of all the fruits. Serve over yogurt with a drizzle of honey and sprinkling of granola.

 

 

MANGO OMELETTE

Ingredients
4 eggs
2 tablespoons of whipping cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 tablespoon of butter
2 large mangoes cut into chunks
Icing sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
Black pepper to taste

Directions
Beat eggs, cream, sugar, pepper and salt light in a bowl. Melt butter in a hot pan. Pour egg mixture into pan. While the omelette is setting, layer the mango over the top of the omelette. Fold like an envelope and voila!  For some indulgence, dust the omelette with icing sugar for an exotic experience.

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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