do mangoes contain glycolic acid?
October 16, 2012 9:49am CST
I was wondering if mangoes contain glycolic acid? I've read somewher that mangoes are used as an ingredient for skin peeling, so I want to know what type of acids does a mango contain.
• Cambridge, England
16 Oct 12
Mangoes may contain small amounts of glycolic acid but the main natural sources are sugar cane, sugar beet and some fruits - particularly pineapple, cantaloupe and unripe grapes: http://www.livestrong.com/article/69037-sources-glycolic-acid/ It is not easy to find a list of the acids contained in mango. Here is a nutritional analysis: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1952/2 This section of Wikipedia may be helpful, too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango#Nutrients_and_phytochemicals