Are Mangoes Good for Dogs?
Summertime is South Florida Mango season, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve never made fresh mango a part of your summer diet, you definitely want to start – over 90% of the people who give this rare-ish, tropical fruit a try instantly fall in love with the flavor, and we’re betting you will, too.
But before you head out to buy mangos at your local grocer, it might be a good idea to brush up on your mango “known how” first – just how to buy mangoes can make a big impact on your new “mango experience.”
Fun Fact: Is it mangoes or mangos? “Mangoes” is more commonly used to describe more than one mango, but if you’ve used “mangos” in the past, don’t worry about it – both spelling are accepted as correct.
What are mangoes good for?
Get mangos to enjoy yourself, or order mangoes online from Hale Groves as a gift! Whether it’s a Father’s Day gift or a “just because” gift, a mango fruit basket is a wonderful gift that’s sure to be appreciated. Mangoes are delicious when eaten fresh out of hand, sliced up with other summer fruits, used as a topping for ice cream or granola, and in smoothies. You and your gift recipients will find lots of way to enjoy a Hale Groves mango online order!
What vitamins do mangoes have?
Are mangoes good for you? Yes indeed – mangoes are a low-calorie fruit that are high in fiber and are great sources of vitamins A and C. They also contains folate, B6, iron and trace amounts of calcium, zinc and vitamin E. Mangoes are a good source of antioxidants, containing certain phytochemicals such as gallotannins and mangiferin. The health benefits of mangoes are many, the fruit being proven to aid digestion, help maintain hair and skin health, assist in heart health, boost your immunity, and more.
So now you know (if you didn’t already) that mangoes are very good for you. But how healthy is mango for your dog? Many dogs love the sweet taste of the fruit, and they can safely eat mangos in small quantities as long as you remove the pit first (which can be toxic and a choking hazard for you and your pet). The same vitamins in mangoes that are good for you can also be good for your dog, but giving your dog too much mango can upset his stomach, so be judicious.
When do mangos come in season?
It might surprise you to learn that it’s nearly always mango season in the U.S.! That’s because different mango varieties are in season at different times. So how many types of mangoes are there? There are actually over a thousand! But if you wondering which mangos to buy during the summer months, you can’t go wrong with South Florida Mangos from Hale Groves. When you shop at Hale Groves, your mango purchase will arrive in perfect condition. The fresh mangoes are firm, beautifully colored, free of blemishes, and – of course – bursting with summery, tropical flavor. You’ll have a hard time finding mangoes for sale at your local grocery store chain that can equal ours!