COMPREHENSION PASSAGE: DAY 8 (MANGO)

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  1. Of the few joys and bounties that the Indian summer has to offer, mangoes must surely rate as the best. Cultivated for over 4,000 years in many parts of India, the fruit was, as the legend goes, a divine gift from Lord Shiva to his consort, Parvati. The Atharva Veda recommends it  because of its many health-giving properties. Even Charak describes it as a fruit that provides sustenance to the various dhatus (elements) – blood, flesh, fat, food, juices, bone marrow and semen present in the human body. Interestingly, mangoes have a considerable amount of food value, irrespective of whether you eat them when they are green and young or ripe and sweet.
  2. The unripe mango, better known as ambi in the plains of the North, is rich in starch. It owes its tangy flavour to the presence of malic, succinic, citric and oxalic acids. It is rich in Vitamin C, and also contains Vitamins B1, B2, and B6 which vary in concentration, depending on the stage of its maturity and the variety of the fruit. The fruit not only satiates the taste buds, but the ras and panna also boost us nutritionally.
  3. The ripe mango is even more wholesome and nourishing than the green one. It is rich in glucose, sucrose and maltose sugars formed from the converted starch of the ambi. A fully ripe mango  weighing 400 GM’s provides the body with over 250 calories. It is a rich source of Vitamin A, which is vital for the eyes and the inner linings of the body passage, and contains a fare amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin B1, B2, and B6 which play a crucial role in body metabolism. In addition, it is rich in minerals, calcium, phosphorus and iron.
  4. It is myth that mangoes are rich in cholesterol. Actually, none of the food of plant origin carry any cholesterol in them; only food of animal origin do. Yet, it is always good to remember that even if you are a vegetarian, your cholesterol levels, particularly the triglycerides, can increase if you succumb to dietary excesses and take more calories than your body needs. All that is in excess gets converted to unhealthy fat.
  5. My grandmother used to say that if you eat too many mangoes, your skin would erupt with boils. To be honest, mango hardly deserves the blame. It is just a coincidence that the mango season falls at the time when skin infections are rather common. Blame the hot and humid environmental conditions for your woes, not mangoes.
  6. Mangoes can be savoured by all exceptt the diabetic and the pot-bellied. Too much of this fruit can lead to sudden increase in blood sugar in diabetic, and is, therefore, best avoided. Similarly, its high calorie content makes it a restrictive food for those who are overweight.

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