Ever wondered how many calories are in a mango? Maybe you want to eat a raw mango slicked up as a snack, or try the fruit in a homemade salad, but you need to know the calorie content first.
In one raw, medium sized mango fruit, there are approximately 125 calories. This is a peeled mango, as most people do not consume the peelings. One medium sized mango weighs approximately 200 grams if weighed on a food scale. One mango of this size, which is the size you will find in most grocery store produce sections, also contains a half-gram of fat and 35 grams of carbohydrates. There is one gram of protein and 32 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of dietary fiber.
Mango is not the lowest calorie fruit available, but if sliced in half and eaten, there are only 60-65 calories. The fruit makes a great addition to salads or poultry dishes as a low cal and low fat complement. The low calories fruit provides a healthy dose of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and iron, as well as several other trace minerals and nutrients.
While not considered the lowest of calorie fruit by bodybuilders and weight loss enthusiasts, the fruit does provide a healthy source of nutrition that should not be overlooked. It is low in calories if you eat it in smaller portions and can be enjoyed as a healthy alternative to the more common fruits.
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