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What to Know about Mangoes

This blog is intended to know you What to Know about Mangoes. This is a type of plant food with a fleshy outer section that surrounds a shell, or pit. This pit contains a seed. There are many different kinds of mango. They vary in colour, shape, flavour, and seed size. Although mango skin can be green, red, yellow, or orange, its inner flesh is mostly golden yellow. It is part of culture, festivals, language, civilizations, and diplomacy. It’s called as king of all fruits.

The Mango is said to have its origin in Asia (Southern India, 5000 years ago) and is now cultivated all over the world. The word mango is derived from “manke” a Tamil word. Portuguesa merchants were the first to use the word “manga”. In the 15 th and 16 th centuries, British merchants change the term manga into “mango”. Mango is the national fruit of IndiaPakistan and the Philippines, while the mango tree is the national tree of Bangladesh.

What to Know about Mangoes

What to Know about Mangoes

Depending on the tree species, mango trees can reach 30–40 m (98–131 feet) tall and have a crown radius of 10–15 m (33–49 feet). Some specimens of these trees are still fruiting after 300 years, indicating that the trees have a long lifespan. A simple leaf can be as long as 30 cm (12 inches) and is lanceolate in shape. Small, pinkish, and fragrant flowers appear in large terminal panicles. There are some flowers with both stamens and pistils, and others have only stamens. There is a great deal of variation in the shape and size of the fruit. It can appear oval, round, heart-shaped, kidney-shaped, or long and slender. Some mangoes weigh 1.8 to 2.3 kg (4 to 5 pounds), while others are no larger than plums. Some varieties are vividly coloured with shades of red and yellow, while others are dull green. The single large seed is flattened, and the flesh that surrounds it is yellow to orange in colour, juicy, and of distinctive sweet-spicy flavour.

What to Know about Mangoes

Origin

The oldest mango tree is found in Khandish of Central India, which is 300 years old and still bear fruits”. It was commonly grown in the East Indies before the earliest visits of the Portuguese who apparently introduced it to West Africa early in the 16th Century and also into Brazil. After becoming established in Brazil, the mango was carried to the West Indies, being first planted in Barbados about 1742 and later in the Dominican Republic. It reached Jamaica about 1782 and, early in the 19th Century, reached Mexico from the Philippines and the West Indies.

In 1885, seeds of the excellent ‘Bombay‘ mango of India were brought from Key West to Miami and resulted in two trees which flourished until 1909.

The first International Symposium on Mango and Mango Cultureof the International Society for Horticultural Science, was held in New Delhi, India, in 1969 with a view to assembling a collection of germplasm from around the world and encouraging cooperative research on rootstocks and bearing behaviour, hybridization, disease, storage and transport problems, and other areas of study.

What to Know about Mangoes

Varieties of mango

Alphonso Mangoes – Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

Kesar Mangoes – Junagadh, Gujarat

Dasheri Mangoes – Lucknow and Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh

Himsagar and Kishan Bhog Mangoes – Murshidabad, West Bengal etc…


Mango Tree, Fruit, Nutrients, Minerals, and Benefits

“This traditional style is no more with us. Families either poor or rich have to buy the first fruit of the season (mangoes) from the markets and exchange it according to their means “.

“The mango tree is Holy Tree to Buddhism”.

A famous Muslim poet Mirza Ghalib was fond of mangoes. Once he had a conversation over mango with a friend “Mirza”, who doesn’t like mangoes.

The summer season in Pakistan is the season of the first fruit (mango). Wide varieties of mangoes are grown in Pakistan. It is the sixth-largest producer of mangoes in the world. In Pakistan, mangoes are usually grown in hot areas and used in many ways: eaten directly, in salads, in desserts, mango pickles, smoothies, milkshakes, or even mango lassi.

The varieties of mangoes produced in Pakistan are popular all over the world. The most popular varieties of mangoes found in Pakistan are:

The Mango tree is easily grown in the foot garden in tropical regions. This is because the soil is not the most important factor for its growth, an ideal climate is necessary for its growth.

Conclusion

mangoes make for one of the most popular fruits across the world. In addition to being sumptuous, pulpy and amazing, mangoes pack a host of health benefits too! mangoes are eaten worldwide during the summer season and are used in various ways, such as drinks, ice creams, yoghurts, and cake puddings.

This article concludes that the Alphonso mango offers you many health-related benefits, and its taste as compared to other mangoes is unique and different; thus, you can say that these mangoes are the “king of mangoes”

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