Mango: Information, History, Benefits, Nutrition

MANGO: INFORMATION, HISTORY, BENEFITS, NUTRITION

Mango – Rightly Called As King of Fruits

A popular saying reads ‘Meditation is not just bliss out under a mango tree. It completely changes your brain and therefore changes what you are’. Yes, you are right this quote talks about meditation and not about mango tree. But, the aroma of the fruit can induce our taste buds and so meditation under this tree is not good.

Without any doubt, Mangoes are delicious tropical fruits, but what else do you know about these fruits? Do they grow in vines, trees, or bushes? Of course, you might have seen them in huge trees. But, do you know, where do most of the mangoes that we see in fruits stalls come from?

Does the fruit have any nutritional value? You can find answers to these questions and many other things that you do not know about this fruit here:

Where do mangoes come from?

As you know, mangoes grow on trees. If left without trimming, the mango trees can grow up to 50 feet wide and 115 feet tall.

 In general, these trees grow well in areas with a tropical climate. The plant needs dry and cool winters that are frost free and summers should be steamy and hot. In the world, India grows more than half of the mangoes.

But, the major portion of mangoes that grow in India are not exported, they stay in India itself. As compared to any other fruit, these fruits are eaten fresh around the world.

Trivia:

Here is some interesting information about mangoes:

  • Mango trees are at least 4000 years old
  • Fresh mangoes are available all-round the year
  • Mangoes make great salsas
  • To cut correctly, you should find the eye and cheeks of mangoes
  • A squeeze test can tell whether a mango is ripe and not its color
  • Mangoes have all the vitamin C an individual needs per day
  • Mangoes are rich in antioxidants
  • India first cultivated mango over 5000 years ago.
  • Mango is considered one of the three royal fruits in Tamil Nadu

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