Mangoes, also spelled mangos, vary from long and narrow to almost round. The skin of this tropical fruit may be yellow to reddish-orange or green. Measuring 2-10 inches in length, this fruit can weigh up to four pounds. Mangoes generally have a slight ridge on one side and a pronounced "beak" at one end. The large pit in the center has attached fibers that most often extend into the pulp. Highly aromatic, the flavor of the is sweet and the ripe pulp is very juicy.
Low in calories and fat, mangoes are a good source of fiber, rich in vitamin A and vitamin C and contain potassium and beta carotene. One average mango has about 110 calories.