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Monday, July 25, 2011

Commercial Power of African Mango

The market value of the bush mango has risen two or three fold since research concluded that the kernel of the fruit suppresses appetite and helps in the control of body weight.

Bush mango originating from Cameroon seems to be the most wanted specie on the international market, since the innovative research work was first done in Cameroon.

Can the bush mango which before now grew mostly in the wild be farmed and commercialized? Can the fruit become as valuable as cocoa or coffee?

fonka mutta beau-bernard reports.

Finding the African Mango

What if the solution to weight loss was right here, in the tropics? Studies carried out by the Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry of the University of Yaounde I, in 2005 and later confirmed in the United States, both confirm that the African Bush mango (irvingia gabonensis) helps control body weight.

The bush mango, as it is known locally, is the new natural product that is rattling the US weight loss market. Many doctors have presented the fruit as the strongest natural fat burner known so far. In the US weight loss specialist including the renowned Dr. Mehemet Oz have backed this claim.

fonka mutta beau-bernard met Prof. Julius Oben, one of the Cameroonian researchers behind this discovery to confirm this story, but first he takes us into the forest to find the bush mango.