Last Updated: September 28 2022

The common mango is thought to be a functional food due to its unique bioactives, most notably mangiferin. Supplements from the leaf also appear to be antioxidants after consumed, but their practical relevance and benefits are not yet confirmed.

Mango is most often used for


Despite not conferring much potency overall, mango may be a promising supplement as the peels and kernels of mango retain a high concentration of the bioactive molecules are seen as an industrial waste-product in making mango products (which usually use only the pulp) suggesting a low cost to mass produce supplements.

What else is Mango known as?
Note that Mango is also known as:
  • Common Mango
  • Mangifera Indica
Mango should not be confused with:
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