This superfood comes from a species of trees called the Irvingia gabonensis. They are also known as the wild mango, bush mango, dika or ogbono. It has many names and offers many health benefits.
These African trees are only capable of growing in very specific climates; the altitude has to be in excess of 200m, there needs to be an annual rainfall that is greater than 1200mm and the temperature constantly needs to be between 20 and 38 degrees centigrade.
The roots of this special and unique tree also require deep soil and the earth itself needs to be within a certain pH level range. With all these requirements, it's hardly surprising these trees have no history as a managed crop.
Only places such as North Angola, regions of both Congo and DR Congo, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire can grow and sustain the fruit. In these regions the almost spherical, green mango like fruit is extremely popular and has many uses.
Primarily, this exotic fruit is eaten. The delicious and vibrant orangey yellow flesh is perfectly edible and can be used to make juices, jams, jellies and even wines.
The nut of the fruit is highly treasured by these communities as it has been shown to be rich in proteins and vitamins. These seeds can be consumed raw or roasted as a snack, but can also be processed into butter or oil.
Food aside, the nuts can be made into soaps and other cosmetic products and the bark and leaves of the tree have been used to make traditional medicines - it was believed to remedy ailments such as sores and wounds
Hugely versatile, this fruit is used by some farmers to support and shade other crops. It is deliberately grown over other, smaller plants like cocoa and coffee as it prevents soil erosion in the ground they are rooted in and blocks the torturous heat.
Not only does the superfood have an array of health benefits, brimming with natural goodness, it is commended for its beautiful, succulent appearance and is often used to dress the streets in towns and cities.
The main use for this superfood however in the UK and other countries where the fruit is not grown naturally is as African Mango extract which is taken as a superfood dietary supplement. African Mango extract can give all the benefits of this superfood but with the most ease!
Taking African Mango extract as a superfood dietary supplement can have many great benefits.
When used alongside regular exercise and healthy eating there is no reason why they shouldn’t work for you. These supplements usually come in easy to take capsules that can be added into your daily routine and diet without any fuss or extra effort. Make sure though that when you are buying any kind of African Mango extract that it is 100% natural and contains only 100% African Mango extract and no extra binders or fillers which could cause harmful side effects.
WeightWorlds African Mango Extreme™ 6000mg is a 100% natural supplement that contains the markets highest concentration of African Mango extract.