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Interesting Facts

  • Mahangu is highly nutritious, gluten free and does not form acid in the stomach, making it easily digestible.
  • Mahangu is rich in the B vitamins thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3) and biotin (vitamin B7).
  • B vitamins are water soluble vitamins and are essential for overall health and aiding in:
  • Supporting and increasing metabolic rate;
  • Maintaining healthy skin, hair and muscle tone;
  • Enhancing immune function as well as nervous system function;
  • Promoting optimal cell growth and division, including red blood cells that help prevent anaemia (a lack of iron);
  • Helping the body to recover from the effects of stress, anxiety and depression
  • Help lift moods; and,
  • Helps aid with memory.


Mahangu is rich in minerals such as:

  • Iron which is essential for carrying oxygen in the blood;
  • Magnesium which helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis;
  • Phosphorus which in conjunction with calcium, helps to build bones and teeth. The mineral helps the kidneys filter waste, keeps the heartbeat regular, helps metabolise carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and supports the development and repair of tissue and cells in the body;
  • Copper, an essential for energy production and protects cells from the effects of free radical damage. Copper is also an important mineral that aids in strengthening connective tissue and brain neurotransmitters;
  • Manganese that ensures healthy bone structure and bone metabolism. Manganese acts as a coenzyme to assist metabolic progression in the body. Other health benefits includes the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, helps absorb calcium and regulates the blood sugar level; and,
  • Mahangu is high in phytic acid and phytates. Phytic acid is believed to lower cholesterol while phytates are associated with reduced cancer risk.
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