Multifaceted Health Benefits of Mangifera indica L. (Mango): The Inestimable Value of Orchards Recently Planted in Sicilian Rural Areas

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Abstract

Historically, Mangifera indica L. cultivations have been widely planted in tropical areasof India, Africa, Asia, and Central America. However, at least 20 years ago its spreading allowedthe development of some cultivars in Sicily, an island to the south of Italy, where the favourablesubtropical climate and adapted soils represent the perfect field to create new sources of productionfor the Sicilian agricultural supply chain. Currently, cultivations of Kensington Pride, Keitt, Glenn,Maya, and Tommy Atkins varieties are active in Sicily and their products meet the requirementsof local and European markets. Mango plants produce fleshy stone fruits rich in phytochemicalswith an undisputed nutritional value for its high content of polyphenolics and vitamins. This reviewprovides an overview of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties of mango,a fruit that should be included in everyone’s diet for its multifaceted biochemical actions andhealth-enhancing properties.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-14
Numero di pagine14
RivistaNutrients
Volume9
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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