The Mango is known as the ‘King of Fruit’ throughout the world. It is Most Popular fruit in the World.
Mangos were First grown in India over 5,000 years ago.
Mangkay – a Tamil word is from where the name Mango has been derived. When Portuguese people came across this Fruit, they told about it to Britishers who again due to pronunciation differences changed it to Mango.
Around 300 or 400 A.D. Mango Seeds traveled from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and finally to South America.
Legend has it that Buddha found Meditated under shade of a Mango tree.
India is termed as the ‘Mango Capital of the World’ as it tops the list of Mango producing countries followed by China, Thailand, Indonesia.
Although India is the Largest Mango producer country, in terms of International trade, It Accounts less than 1%. Because India consumes most of its own Mango production.
Mango trees bear Fruits and Flowers even at the age of 300 years and more.
There are over 400 varieties of Mango throughout the World.
Mangoes come from the same Family of Flowering plants to which the Poison ivy belongs
A cup of Mango provides 100% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C. Mangoes are also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B and other Antioxidants.
Mango peels are said to be Dermatitis prone because of the Latex and Peep scattered on its surface.
Mango Leaves are filled with Remedial and Curative attributes which help in Treating or Preventing diabetes, Blood pressure, Restlessness, Gall and kidney stones, Respiratory problems and dysentery.
Mango is Free from Fat, Sodium and Cholesterol.
Burning Mango Leaves, woods or debris is not Advisable as they are Toxic in nature and can Infect eyes and Lungs severely.
Mango Leaves are considered Toxic for cattle feed.
In India and Several other cultures the Mango fruit and Leaves are ritually used as Floral decorations at Weddings, Public celebrations and Religious ceremonies.
Highest and the top most variety of Mango ‘Alphansos’ is mainly produced in India.
India, Pakistan and the Philippines have adopted Mango as their National Fruit.
In April 2014, a Pair of Mangoes sold for a Record 300,000 yen ($2.600). The two Mangoes were sold under the Taiyo no Tamago label, which translates as “Egg of the Sun”.
The Heaviest mango weighed 3.435 kg (7.57 lb) and was Presented by Sergio and Maria Socorro Bodiongan (Philippines) at the Sundayag Celebration’s Pinaka Contest in Cagayan de Oro City on 27 August 2009.
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