Mango name came from Tamil (Indian language)’mangai’ or ‘man-kay’. Portuguese traders named them as Manga (about 1510) but how the last letter “a” became “o” is not clear.
Mango consider to be originated in Asia (southeast) 5000 yrs ago.
Mango trees are 50- 100 ft tall and always green through out the year. It can live upto 300 yrs.
Mango flowers are small and white. Inside mango 1–2 mm thick pit covering a single seed, 4–7 mm and The seed contains plant embryo.
There are more than 1,000 varieties of mangos.
Delicious,anti-oxidants rich, potassium, fiber and other nutrients in balance made this fruit ‘the king of fruit’.
100 gm mangos contains 60 kcal, carbohydrates-15gm (sugar 13.7 and fiber 1.6), Fat 0.38 gm, Protein 0.82gm, adequate Vita A(54 microgram), thiamine, riboflavin , niacin , pantothenic acid, Vit C, Zinc. Iron…
Mangos are 5cm to 25 cms long and its shaped as kidney, oval, or round.
Its weight Vary between 7 to 25 ounces.
Mangos mature after 10-140 days and its odour became delicious if it is allowed to ripe in tree.
Its smooth green surface became yellowish green and mild reddish colour after ripening.
Alphonso is India’s most popular mangos and it is considered to be the most delicious mangos in world.
Mango flavor can be compared as combination of orange, peach, and melon. Its Juice can blend with strawberry, banana,coconut and with most ingredients while still carrying the exotic flavor notes of the fruit itself.
It is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, Philippines and also the national tree of Bangladesh.
Production Mango is maximum in India and it is about 13.6 million tons and all over world 34.9 million tons every year product.
Favourite Quotes about Mango
“Mango is like a drug. You must have more and more and more of the Mango until there is no Mango left. “
“A king asked a sage to explain the Truth. In response the sage asked the king how he would convey the taste of a mango to someone who had never eaten anything sweet. No matter how hard the king tried, he could not adequately describe the flavor of the fruit, and, in frustration, he demanded of the sage “Tell me then, how would you describe it?” The sage picked up a mango and handed it to the king saying “This is very sweet. Try eating it!”