The Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences published mango research funded by the National Mango Board.

The research indicates that consuming mangos is linked to better diet quality and nutrition intake, according to a news release.

“Overall, the results found in this study show that people who consume mangos tended to have better intake of nutrients like potassium, vitamin C and dietary fiber, contributing to better overall diet quality than those who do not,” Dr. Victor Fulgoni III, of Nutrition Impact LLC, said in the release. “This research also underscores the importance of helping individuals identify fruits such as mangos that can be readily incorporated into their diets for greater variety.”

The research studied the diets of about 29,000 people.

In addition, mango-eaters had lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, which is linked to heart disease.

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