Mangos are not only sweet and juicy, but they are also full of superb health benefits for your body & skin! Mango trees cultivate in South Asia, East & West Africa, Florida, and the Caribbean. You see after devouring a succulent mango, the seed is often discarded, and the best benefit of the entire mango is left behind, the seed! The seed is the key that unlocks the phenomenon called mango butter!
Mango butter is crafted by extracting the content of the mango seed and cold pressing it into a creamy butter. Its melts when touched by the skin, and like shea & cocoa butter it nourishes the body, hair, and supports the overall skin health!
Mangoes are loaded with nutritious substances, which is partly why they’re a dietary staple around the world. They’re packed with:
- Vitamins (C, B6, A, E, & more) – High in Vitamin C helping to reduce redness and dark marks on skin.
- Good source of folate
- Beta carotene
Mango butter also produces skin elasticity, prevention of dry, wrinkled, and cracked skin. The abundance of Vitamin E and Vitamin C in mangos may help protect your skin from environmental stressors like sunlight, pollution, and even blue light from screens. These stressors can lead to damage and premature aging.
So, as you can see it’s more to mangos than just the sweet juicy parts. In addition, the seed can also produce an oil that is used in hair care products formally known as Mango seed oil. The importance is how the seed is prepared and processed. Mainly mango seed oil cannot be prepared in your home kitchen, as there aren’t gadgets strong enough to apply the intense pressure needed to press the oil out of the seed.
Lastly, keep in mind if you or someone you know is allergic to the mangos, then they may have a reaction to mango butter as well. Consult a medical physician for further details.