MANGO: Fresh vs Dried – Which is Healthier?

Eating foods in their natural state is better for health. Fresh fruits (eg: mango) are much lower in calories (better for your weight) than in their dried form, or when processed with added sugars.

Whole, fresh fruit, is also full of fibre.  Fibre-rich fruits can help you feel full while eating fewer calories.  Dietary fibre in fruits can also help reduce cholesterol and may lower the risk for heart disease.

Although fruits also contain fructose, for most people the amount of fructose in fruit is safe to eat.  When eating whole fruit, it’s almost impossible to consume enough fructose to cause harm. Fruits are loaded with fibre and water and have significant chewing resistance. For this reason, most fruits take a while to eat and digest, meaning that the fructose hits your liver slowly and in small amounts. In this case, your body is well adapted to digest the fructose.