Health Tips: Since childhood, we have been seeing and hearing that mangoes should be put in water before eating. Many people think that this is probably done so that the dirt on the mango gets cleaned or the mango becomes a little colder… but this reason is not completely correct. Mangoes are one of the most popular and delicious fruits in the world, loved for their sweet and juicy pulp. However, many times a question comes to mind that why people soak mangoes in water before eating them. Is it just a matter of choice or is there a scientific reason behind it? Let’s know the answer to this question…
The real reason to soak mangoes in water
Grandmothers often used to advise that before eating mangoes, they must be kept soaked in water for at least an hour. The scientific reason for doing this is that it helps to remove excess phytic acid produced in the body. It is a natural molecule present in various fruits, vegetables and some nuts and produces excess heat, which is not good for the body.
Helps eliminate toxins
According to experts, soaking mangoes in water for a few minutes or hours before eating them can help remove some of the sap and sap oils, which can cause skin irritation, especially for people with sensitive skin or allergies . Mango sap contains a mixture of substances called polyphenols, tannins and terpenes, which can also cause itching, redness and blisters in some cases. By soaking mangoes, the water can dilute and dissolve these irritants, making the mango safe to eat.
Also soaking mangoes can enhance their flavor and texture, especially if they are not fully ripe or have been refrigerated for long periods of time. Mangoes are rich in organic acids and volatile compounds such as terpenes and esters, which contribute to their aroma and flavor. However, when mangoes are exposed to air, heat or cold, they can spoil, resulting in loss of flavor and aroma. The water from soaking a mango can help re-hydrate the fruit, bringing back some of its natural sweetness and aroma.
How to soak mangoes?
To soak mangoes simply fill a bowl or sink with clean water and submerge the fruits for 10-30 minutes depending on their size and ripeness. Some people also add salt, vinegar, or lemon juice to the water to enhance the soaking effect or to give it a tangy flavor. After soaking, drain the water and dry the mangoes by patting them with a towel or paper napkin. You can then peel, cut or dice the mangoes as per your wish and enjoy.
Disclaimer: The methods, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article are not intended to be followed. Before taking the advice of a doctor or related expert.