Friday, July 15, 2011

It's Mango Season in Hawai‘i!

Whether served frozen like ice cream, baked in cobbler or enjoyed fresh off the tree, mangoes are a delicious and nutritious treat like no other. Here in Hawai‘i, mango season is in full swing during the summer months, so what better time to celebrate all things mango than to attend a festival devoted solely to this wondrous, tropical fruit.

To be held Saturday, July 30 at Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, the annual Mango Festival will feature mango-inspired recipes, fruit tastings, chef presentations, grafting and growing demonstrations, plant sales, Hawaiian music, hula and more. The all-day event takes place on the shady, scenic Royal Grounds of the hotel, where additional attractions include hand-carved creations made of mango by local woodworkers, plus cultural arts and crafts, healing arts displays and an eco-fashion show.

Mango contains both a soluble and insoluble fiber that helps balance cholesterol and promote good digestion. One of the most nutritional fruits you can eat, mango is loaded with vitamins, potassium and magnesium. It's also been shown to help reduce certain kinds of cancer, particularly gallbladder cancer. If you're in Kona this July, be sure to attend the Mango Festival and learn everything you ever wanted to know about mangoes, and more.

Mangoes grow in abundance at Holualoa Inn, where our guests are served gourmet breakfasts each morning made with fresh ingredients from our gardens, including of course, mangoes. If you are in Holualoa, stop by for a complimentary tour of our Kona bed and breakfast, located on 30 lush acres.

Innkeeper Holualoa Inn

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