Mango can fight cancer
Mango season is just a few weeks away. This ‘king of fruits’ can beat cancer study shows.
As per reports, mangoes have compounds including Vitamin C and beta-carotene, as well as several polyphenolic compounds including gallic acid carotene. It also has larger polymers gallotannins that are linked to anti-inflammatory activities in previous in-vitro and in vivo studies.
A human pilot trial was published in the journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. In the study, 11 healthy volunteers between the ages of 21 and 38 years old were given 400g/day of mango-pulp for 10 days, with blood and their urine samples were taken on days one and 10 of the study following mango consumption.
The absorption, metabolism, and excretion of mango galloyl derivatives have not previously been investigated in humans.
Participants also refrained from consuming dietary supplements and foods including gallic acid such as berries, grapes and tea for one week. This was before the beginning of the study and during the 10 days of mango consumption.
As per records, seven metabolites of gallic acid were identified in the urine of healthy volunteers.
Two microbial metabolites were found to be significantly more excreted following 10 days of mango consumption.
The presence of gallic acid and pyrogallol metabolites in human urine after the consumption 400g of mango indicates the absorption, metabolism, and excretion of mango galloyl derivative and confirms the bioavailability of these mango-derived metabolites.
This study has been published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.