Mango Festival 2014

The sixth annual Mango Festival was held this year at the Caroni Bird Sanctuary. It played host to various vendors giving them the opportunity to highlight their inspired creations and value added products. Products ranged from candles, soaps, juices, clothing and a wide variety of food products. This one day festival had displays and sales of innovative mango products, demonstrations(culinary and craft) and technical sessions on budding and grafting.

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Check out the Network of Rural Women Producers, Trinidad and Tobago (NRWPTT) website: http://nrwptt.net/

Mangoes are a tasty seasonal fruit with many health benefits, it is known as the King of the Fruits. Mangoes are rich in micronutrients, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Here are of benefits of mango

  • Mangoes have cancer preventing properties
  • It lowers cholesterol
  • Keeps healthy eyes
  • Helps fight against infections
  • It helps in production of red blood vessels
  • Good for the skin
  • Protects against diabetes (mango leaves)
  • Improves digestion
  • It  alkalizes the body

There were so many varieties of mangoes at this years Festival!

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Do you know these mangoes? Julie, Rose, Buxton Spice, Doux Doux Graham, Calabash, Starch, Long mango, sandesh.
What’s your favourite mango?

 

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