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ABOUT US

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Tucked in the quaint Pine Island, Florida, Ingledon Fruit farm is a 10-acre property. Currently we have several different tropical trees dominated by mangoes.

The farm is about a 40 minute drive from Fort Myers International Airport.

 

Our family purchased this property in 2013 when it was an uncultivated flat land, which we have turned into a tropical paradise and one day would like to make it an educational and a relaxing retreat for students and seniors. 

Many fruits available today are contaminated with chemicals, due to pesticides, and color enhancing products which are harmful to our health. That is why we started producing organically grown fruits to fill the need of people looking for health options. We also grow rare fruits generally not available in any supermarket or Asian grocery stores.  

Tropical Fruit

BENEFITS OF EATING FRUIT

THE AMAZING MANGO!

  1. Mangoes are rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds.

  2. According to a new research study, eating mangoes protects from colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Several studies suggest that polyphenolic antioxidant compounds in mango are known to offer protection against breast and colon cancers.

  3. Mangoes are an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like β-carotene, α-carotene, and β-cryptoxanthin. A hundred grams of fresh fruit provides 1080 IU or 36% of recommended daily levels of vitamin-A. Together, these compounds have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision.

  4. Vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucosa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

  5. Fresh mango is a good source of potassium. A hundred grams of fruit provides 168 mg of potassium and just 1 mg of sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

  6. Mangoes are also an excellent source of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin-C, and vitamin-E. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body resist infectious agents and combat harmful oxygen-free radicals. Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is required for GABA hormone production within the brain.

  7. It also controls homocysteine levels within the blood, which can otherwise be harmful to blood vessels resulting in coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke.

  8. Mangoes even have moderate amounts of copper. Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase (other minerals functioning as co-factors for this enzyme are manganese and zinc). Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells.

  9. Finally, mango peel is also rich in phytonutrients, like carotenoids and polyphenols.

from Nutrition-and-You.com

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