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African Mango Seed Extract Powder (1 lb)

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The African mango tree is found throughout the tropical forests of Africa and is also cultivated on farms in central and western Africa. The ripe fruit is green while the edible mesocarp is soft, juicy, and bright orange. The mesocarp has a turpentine flavor and may taste sweet to slightly bitter. The seeds or kernels of the tree are classified as oilseeds.

African Mango Seed (otherwise known as Dika Nut or Irvingia Gabonensis) has been shown to be an effective weight loss aid. The soluble fiber of african mango may delay stomach emptying, leading to a more gradual absorption of dietary sugar. This may help to reduce the elevation of blood sugar levels that is typical after a meal. Mango seed fiber can bind to bile acids in the gut and carry them out of the body, which requires the body to convert more cholesterol into bile acids. This can result in the lowering of blood cholesterol as well as other blood lipids. Several grams per day of Irvingia gabonensis may help reduce total blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides and in some cases raise HDL cholesterol.

Some possible traditional uses of Wildcrafted African Mango Seed Extract Powder may include:

● Effective weight loss aid
● May support healthy cholesterol & blood lipid levels
● Slowing absorption of dietary sugars which reduces blood sugar after meals


Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice or water 30 minutes prior to each meal.

Botanical Name: Irvingia Gabonensis

Other Names: Dika Nut, Dikka seed, Bush mango, Wild Mango, African Mango, Ogbono, African wild mango, irvingia, dika ( dikanut, dikabread tree ), odika, ogbono, sweet bush mango, bush mango, iba-tree

Ingredients: African Mango Seed Powder.

Origin: Ghana - Wildcrafted

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our African Mango Seed Extract Powder passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Wild Irvingia Gabonensis Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Wildcrafted African Mango Seed Extract Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.

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