Mango is also popular as the king of fruits. It is loved by everyone. Summer is going on and you will find mangoes everywhere in the fruit market as it is summer seasonal fruit.
Its pulp is very juicy, sweet, and highly nutritious. We commonly consume the pulp of mango and throw out its peels into a dustbin. But do you know its peel is also usable, has many benefits, and you can also prepare a mango peel recipe at home and enjoy it? In this article, we will cover all these things.
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Uses and benefits of mango peels
Rich source of antioxidants
Not only mango pulp but its peels are also full of antioxidants. It contains different kinds of antioxidants such as different polyphenols, anthocyanins, and carotenoids in good amounts. These are useful micronutrients to eliminate the free radicals from the body. Free radicals are responsible for many health issues such as heart and skin problems, cancer, etc.
Helps to remove wrinkles on the face
Wrinkling of the face and other body skin is a natural process and increases with the age. It can’t be stopped. But we can maintain skin tone for a longer period if proper care of the skin is taken.
Mango peel has rejuvenating property. It can stop wrinkling, prevent the facial skin from air pollution, free radicals, stress, etc. It is also helpful for removing dark circles on the face and around the eyes and feels your face fresh.
How to use mango peel as facial paste?
To prepare a paste from mango peel, you need to dry the peels under sunlight for a few days. When it becomes completely dry, make powder of it and store the powder in a container.
Whenever you want to use this powder, take 1 to 2 teaspoons of it according to your need. Add water and mix it well. Your paste is ready. You can apply it to your face. Keep the paste on the face for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash your face with water.
Removes tanning on the skin
Vitamin C is present in the mango peel and it is helpful to remove the tanning of skin of different parts. For this purpose, rub the mango peel on the face, hand, foot, or where tanning is present. Massage with curd or cream after rubbing with mango peel. Then after wash the massaged skin part with water.
Help to remove acne
Everyone wants to look beautiful and nice. But acne is one of the most embarrassing conditions. It usually appears in teens and younger ages mainly due to hormonal changes in the body. Mango peel is helpful to remove acne. You can apply a paste prepared from mango peel to get rid of the acne.
Eliminate worms from the body
Mango peel has anti-helminthic property and may eliminate worms from the intestine. For this purpose, you can drink water in which mango peels are boiled.
Serves as the best fertilizer
Mango peel contains Vitamin C, E, fiber, polyphenols, carotenoids, etc. in good amounts. So it shouldn’t be wasted. You can use it as fertilizer for plants in your garden. It provides good nutrition to the plants.
How to prepare fertilizer from mango peel?
Make small pieces of mango peel. Transfer these pieces into an air-tight container. Add one glass of water into it. Close the lid of the container tightly and left for 24 hours.
The next day, open the container. Shake it a little bit and close the lid again for the next 24 hours. On the 3rd day, strain the liquid in another bowl and add about 250 ml of water. Mix it well and your mango peel fertilizer is ready for use for the plants. For good results, you can provide this fertilizer to plants twice a week.
Mango peel recipe
Now you know that mango pills are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. So it can provide nutrition to your body by consuming recipe prepared from it. Let’s learn, how to prepare a recipe from mango peel?
Peel of 4 mangoes
Coriander powder: 2 small teaspoons
Chilli powder: 3 small teaspoons
Readymade Spice powder for taste: 1 small teaspoon
Cumin powder: 2 small teaspoon
Oil: 4 big teaspoons
Salt, turmeric, anise seeds, and nigella seeds.
Mango peel recipe process
First of all, cook the mango peel in a cooker very well.
After that, take it out from the cooker and make small pieces of peels.
Add red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder. Also add salt, turmeric, and spice powder according to taste. Mix it well.
Now take 4 big teaspoons of oil into a pan and fry it by adding fennel and nigella seeds.
Into this pan, add mango peel which was mixed with all other ingredients, and also add 2 big teaspoons of water. Mix it well for a few minutes till your recipe becomes ready.
Now turn off the gas burner and transfer the recipe to another bowl to serve it hot and fresh. You can eat it with chapati or rice also.
Mango peels FAQs
How many mangoes should I need to get 100 grams of mango peel powder?
Fresh and wet mango peels contain more than 50% of water. When it is completely dry, it lost more than 50% of its weight. So, if you want 100 grams of mango peel powder, it roughly needs 200 to 250 grams of wet mango peels. Mango peel contains no more than 2-4% weight of a whole mango. So, calculate accordingly.
What is mango skin called in English?
The skin of mango or any other fruit is usually referred to as peel or rind. In scientific terms, the skin of any fruit that is the outermost layer is called an exocarp.
What are the side effects of eating mango peel?
Although mango peel contains many disease-fighting nutrients, it may not be suitable for everyone. It may cause allergic reactions to a sensitive person such as itching or swelling of your skin.
It must be washed thoroughly as it may contain pesticide residue which if consumed may cause harmful effects on the body.
Many people don’t like its taste and texture as it is a little bitter in taste and difficult to chew.
Which country produces the most mangoes?
India is the country that produces most of the mangoes. The production of mango in India is around 26 million tons, which is roughly 46% of the global production.