Can You Eat Mango Skin?

Mangos, sometimes called “king of fruits” are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. If the mango is organically grown, it is better to eat along with the skin as it offers many health benefits.

Mango skin benefits

Mangos are high in fiber (more especially if you eat the peel) as well as vitamin A and vitamin C. When ripe, the skin turns shades of yellow, red or orange, depending on the type of mango. Eating mango skin will give you a good source of fibre. The fibre found in mango will give your digestive system energy and help keep your bowel movements regular and comfortable.

The peel contains antioxidants mangiferin, norathyriol, resveratrol, and quercetin, these types of antioxidants help us with anti-aging, free radical damage and can help us fight cancer.

Are there any other ways to eat mango skin?

If you plan on eating mango skin and are not allergic, the best way to eat a mango is just to bite into it as you would an apple. Try and buy organic to ensure there are no harmful pesticides and wash well before eating.

If the idea of eating mango skin isn’t so appealing, you could try the following to enjoy it:

Smoothies – you can cut up your mango as you would an apple and add to your other fruits and vegetables to make a healthy smoothie. Do not add the mango seed to the mixture!

Crisps – Peel the mango and slice the skin into square pieces, either then bake them or dehydrate them making them a very healthy snack.

Humboldt offers an extensive variety of fruits from around the world including the most popular fruit, mangos. If you have any questions, please feel free to send us as email at or contact us on 086 11 11 849.