Mango Harvest Started in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba
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- Ciego de Avila
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- 05 / 26 / 2009
Conde added that the Avilanian complex is prepared to turn over 3 000 tons of mango into aseptic puree, part of which is intended for export, while the rest will serve as the base for other food productions, such as natural juices, nectars and marmalades for tourist resorts and the population.
The puree is also used in the production of preserves, especially for children at daycare centers, as Conde pointed out.
Specialists of the Ministry of Agriculture consider that this year is favourable for a good mango gathering, since the plantations require high temperature and low humidity, which corresponds to the whether characteristics since January to date.
Originated in Asia over 4 000 years ago, this fruit was later spread over tropical and subtropical nations. It is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium, besides vitamins C, A and folic acid.
According to medical sciences studies, mangoes, due to their nutrients, are good agents to prevent skin and eyes illnesses, besides counteracting anaemia and