You'll all agree when we say that mangoes make the summer season all the better. The sweet, juicy fruit pleases our hearts to no end. And chilled drinks like mango shakes are perfect to quench our thirst on a hot, balmy day. But mangoes have always been subjected to a never-ending argument - should they be soaked in water before eating? We have seen our parents and their parents soaking mangoes in water for some time before giving them to us to eat. They say it reduces the natural heat of the fruit and makes it fit for consumption in hot weather. But is it really necessary?
Like us, you would have also thought that simply keeping the mangoes in the refrigerator can cool down their heat, right? Turns out, we might be right after all. A Twitter user called Chirag Barjatya shared a video of nutritionist Amita Gadre, who explained the logic behind the soaking method and revealed if it is required or not. "We don't have to soak mangoes necessarily before eating them. Good information here with some science," read the caption of the post.
In the video, nutritionist Amita Gadre explained that people soak mangoes in water to reduce their heat and prevent health issues. Many people think that mangoes with high heat give them irritation, rashes, swelling or redness, also called mango sap burn. "The soaking method has absolutely nothing to do with reducing the heat of the mangoes or removing the anti-nutrient phyto acid of the mangoes," said Amita Gadre. In fact, it is not just mangoes but all fruits contain anti-nutrient phyto acid.
For those who soak the mangoes in water because they are allergic to it, the nutritionist said this trick won't work, they should simply avoid having the mangoes. And to those people who think that warm mangoes will upset their tummy, the nutritionist clarifies that "soaking does nothing to change the digestion of the mangoes."
This is quite a revelation, don't you think? But again, some experts still suggest soaking not just mangoes but all fruits in water to clean debris left on their skin. This seems logical though.
So, are you still soaking your mangoes in water?
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