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NUTRITION DENSE MANGOES: THE KEY TO A MORE FLAVORFUL FRUIT

Why are we concerned about nutritional quality?
1.   The nutritional content of fruits & veggies has trended downward  over the last century 
Commercial considerations make "yield" (profit) the primary consideration in breeding and fertilizing rather than best nutrient content, which is harder to measure
But breeding & fertilizing for "yield" brings reduced nutrition (See Albrecht Principles)
2.   Commercial agriculture, using chemical NPK fertilizers in excess, leads to: Loss of organic matterLoss of soil microorganismsLoss of top soilWater pollutionDepletion of soil minerals brings reduced nutritionIncreased vulnerability to pest attack - Truly healthy plants do not attract pests!3.   There are large variations in the nutritional quality of 'organic' fruits & veggies
4.   Animals living on these nutrient poor foods are not as healthy
5.   Traditional societies living on local, whole, nutrient-dense foods were healthy and lived long lives. Our modern …

ALBRECHT PRINCIPLES: THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRION DENSITY (RICH) MANGOES

Albrecht Principles


Back to Gardening for Maximum Nutrition

Agricultural/Nutrition Truths
based on research of Dr. William Albrecht, Ph.D

If you breed crops and animals for increased yield (profit) tests will show you get less nutrition.
If you push nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) to get increased yield (profit), you get less nutrition.
Size does not reflect nutritional value:
 excellent taste is a better indicator (high brix produce tastes better and is more nutritious).
Animals instinctively choose more nutritious forage, probably because it tastes better.
High, but unbalanced, nutrient content in food from unbalanced, low fertility soils is not as well utilized by the body. The nutrients (minerals) may be excreted/lost in higher amounts when you eat these foods.
High vitamin C levels may be an indication of a plant under stress because of poor soil quality. (Dr. Albrecht found that healthier spinach plants had lower levels of vitamin C.)
Hybrids are bred to give high yields on depl…

INDIA: KESAR MANGOES MAKE DRAMATIC ENTRANCE AS SEaSON KICKS OFF IN PUNE MARKET

PUNE: Vrindavan Kesar mangoes, a delicious variety native to Gujarat has arrived in the Pune market this season. These mangoes are being produced by tribal farmers on degraded land in 15 districts of tribal areas in Maharashtra and four districts in Gujarat. 




These handpicked mangoes are brought directly to customers avoiding middlemen.

This has been made possible by the orchard development programme undertaken by the BAIF Development Research Foundation, a civil society organisation, with the help of the Union and state governments and the German Development Bank, under the 'wadi' project that initiated cultivation of mangoes and cashews. 


This season, the farmers produced 500 tonnes of mangoes in Maharashtra. 




http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Vrindavan-Kesar-mangoes-arrive-in-city/articleshow/8640922.cms







MANGOES DO THE BIDDING IN POLITICAL RACES IN PAKISTAN

SIALKOT - The “mango politics” are on its peak by the candidates ahead of the coming elections of AJK Legislative Assembly. 


The candidates were busy in holding the mango parties or sending the political “gifts” of the mangoes to lure their voters and supporters as well here. 


The candidates have geared up their election campaign in different constituencies located in Sialkot district for the elections of Azad Jammu & Kashmir legislative Assembly after depositing their nomination papers, in this regard. 


Reportedly, the Kashmiri Muhaajireen residing in both neighbouring and bordering Sialkot and Narowal districts were showing keen interest in the coming elections of AJK Legislative Assembly. 


The candidates have also started displaying their electoral banners and giant hoarding boards in all the important places falling in their respective electoral constituencies in Sialkot district.


http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/29-May-2011/Mango-politics-…