Kick start your year with Calypso® Mangoes

January 9, 2023

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Kick start your year with calypso® mangoes 

The new year is always an enticing invitation to create a new you. It is the perfect time to evaluate your habits and to introduce healthier practices. Gyms pick up in attendance every January. But the best new year’s resolution would make mindful choices with your eating habits. Make conscious choices of purchasing and eating healthier. It begins by adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet. The food you eat fuels your body with vitamins and nutrients.


Air Fried Chicken With Calypso® Mango And Tomato Couscous Salad


As we enjoy the outdoors and sunshine, summer is the best time to enjoy Calypso® mangoes. Apart from being sweet and delicious, they are also nutritious. Rich in vitamins, mineral, and antioxidants, vitamins boost our immune system. It boosts our immune system in the following ways:

  • It is high in Vitamin C
    One mango provides 3x the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C & A. Vitamin C is important for forming blood vessels and healthy collagen. Vitamin C helps our body heal. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that aids your immune system, assisting the body in absorbing iron and promoting grown and repair.

Vitamin C can help the body produce more disease fighting white blood cells, which help the cell work more effectively and improve the skin’s defences.

  • Mangoes are rich in Beta-carotene, the pigment responsible for the fruit’s yellow-orange colour. Beta-carotene is one of the many antioxidants found in mangoes. These antioxidants have been shown to fight free radicals, which damage cells.

  • Mangoes are high in antioxidants. It is packed with polyphenol, a plant compound that acts as an antioxidant inside the body. Mangoes have over a dozen different types of polyphenols including mangiferin. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage leading to aging and chronic diseases. Mangiferin is called a super-antioxidant, with studies finding it counters free radical damage linked to cancers, diabetes, and other illnesses.

  • Mangoes are a good source of immune boosting nutrients. The Vitamin A is necessary in helping fight infections. Mangoes are also rich in folate, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin B6 and B5 which all aid the body’s immunity.

  • Mangoes are packed with folate, roughly 18% of the RDI. Folate is necessary for healthy cell division and DNA duplication.

Calypso® Mango And Berry Fresh Fruit Wreath

As we enjoy the sunshine and do more outdoor activities, we need to nourish ourselves with nutritious food that boost our immune system. Take advantage of the mango season and add Calypso® mangoes in your diet. With its smaller seed, you get more mango. Calypso® mangoes are sweet, juicy, and grown in Australia.


Here are fun and healthy ways to add more Calypso® mangoes to your diet to take advantage of this luscious mango season:

  1. Add Calypso® Mangoes to your favourite protein shake or breakfast smoothie to pack in more nutrients at the start of your day.

  2. Create a Calypso® mango chutney, a healthy flavourful side to brighten your favourite dishes.

  3. Boost your barbecue’s nutrition with a grilled Calypso® mango to serve with your meats and sausages.

  4. Whip up a Calypso® mango sorbet or Calypso® mango ice cream.

  5. Make a delicious Calypso® mango salsa.

  6. Freeze pureed Calypso® mangoes. Add them to your favourite cocktails, juices, or sparkling water, as you keep hydrated during this scorching summer months.

  7. Top your oatmeal, cereal, or yogurt with slices of Calypso® mangoes.

  8. Try something new like Calypso® cooking Asian dishes using mangoes like Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls or California Maki or even Mexican Mango Salsa. 

Barbecue Calypso® Mangoes With Mojito Syrup



Calypso® Mango Mojito Syrup



  1. STEP 1 To make the Calypso® mango mojito syrup, chop the mango flesh and place into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan, add the sugar, water, lime rind and juice and mint. Bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Reduce heat to medium, simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into a heatproof jug. Stir in the rum and bitters, if using, Refrigerate until cold.

  2. STEP 2 Preheat a barbecue plate or chargrill over high heat (see tip).

  3. STEP 3 Cut the mango cheeks from the stones. Lightly spray the cheeks with oil, sprinkle with coconut sugar. Barbecue the mango cheeks, in batches, cut side down, for 4 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove to a tray and set aside to cool to room temperature.

  4. STEP 4 To serve, top the mango cheeks with yoghurt, drizzle with mango mojito syrup, sprinkle with coconut flakes, and mint.

  5. Chipotle Salmon And Calypso® Mango Tacos





  1. STEP 1 Remove the chillies from the adobe sauce, spoon the sauce into a bowl. Chop the chillies, add to the sauce with the maple syrup, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Mix well.

  2. STEP 2 Cut the salmon into 1-11/2cm thick pieces. Place the salmon onto a plate. Spoon over half the chipotle mixture, turn to coat both sides of the salmon. Heat the remaining oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook the salmon, in batches so the pan stays hot, for 2 minutes until golden, turn and allow the salmon to kiss the pan then remove to a large clean plate. Cover and set aside to rest 3 minutes.

  3. STEP 3 Cut the cheeks from the mangoes. Using a large spoon remove the mango fruit from the cheeks and cut into thin slices. Swirl the yoghurt and remaining chipotle mixture together.

  4. STEP 4 Pan fry the tortillas in a hot pan until lightly toasted.

  5. STEP 5 Top the tortillas with cabbage, salmon, pickled red onion, mango and coriander. Drizzle with the chipotle yoghurt and serve.




Find out more about Calypso® Mangoes



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