Fresh Mango (Mangifera indica)
Mango is a large, evergreen tree, thought to have originated in the Indo-Burma region and is now grown throughout the world. It has been cultivated for over six thousand years.
It bears small, fragrant yellow or red flowers, developing into a rich succulent fruit, which forms a vital food source for millions of people in the tropics.
Mango has a multitude of culinary uses, from being eaten fresh (either in its raw, bitter green form with a bit of salt,) or when ripe as a dessert fruit. The stone is a valued source of mango kernel butter.
Mangoes are an excellent nutritional source, containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - calcium, potassium, vitamin A, E and C and several B vitamins. Many studies have shown the health-promoting benefits of mango.
We love to use pulped fresh mango because it is stimulating, antioxidant, antibacterial and brightening. It’s also a very cheerful, yellowy-orange in colour and adds bulk and texture to products, reducing the need to add extra synthetics.
The juice is highly antioxidant, naturally antibacterial and rich in enzymes. The enzymes remove dirt and debris, which means it adds volume and shine to hair and increases tensile strength.
In skin care, it clarifies and improves tone.
We use fresh mango juice in our Rehab and I Love Juicy shampoos to wash away the grease and revitalize your hair.