There are just as many calories in a mango as many other tropical fruits. In fact, in one ripened medium size mango there are approximately 140 calories. The calorie content may differ depending on the size of the fruit, but for the most part, mangoes contain between 130-150 calories.
Mango's are delicious and can be very sweet if you choose a well-ripened one. The sweeter the flavor does not necessarily mean that there is more sugar in the fruit and consequently more calories. Mango's contain a variety of antioxidants and vitamins that make them one of the better fruits to eat.
Mango's are rich in B vitamins and contain the powerful antioxidants vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Mango's are also a good source of fiber which help keep the digestive tract operating efficiently. In one standard size mango there are about 4 grams of fiber. The fruit is a healthy snack, especially for breakfast, because of the antioxidants and free radical fighting properties found in the flesh of the fruit. Mango's can be sliced or even cooked along with stir fry meats and accompanying vegetables.
Mango's provide a healthy source of vitamin C if eaten regularly and keep the body’s immune system operating optimally. In an effort to combat the common cold, some people opt for an increase in oranges, while some have similar effects with the mango fruit.
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