Mango is a kind of fruit and is known as the “King of Fruits.” It is the National Fruit of India, Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh. Mangoes are very much native to South East Asia and especially to India.
Mangoes are monoecious and self-fertile. The skin of the fruit is leathery and the colour transforms from yellow into red when it ripens. Mangoes are of different types like Kent, Keitt, Haden of Foreign variety and Alfanso, Langra, Chausa, Gulab Khas of the Indian variety.
Indian mangoes are of different shapes, sizes, and colours with a variety of flavours and tastes. Generally, mangoes are grown in tropical and subtropical regions from sea level to an altitude of 1,500m. They grow the best in temperatures of around 27 degrees Celsius.
Besides eating mangoes, they are used in making different products. The products produced out of mangoes are jam, pickles, juice, pulp, slices, sorbet, mango chutney, and squash.
India is the largest producer of mangoes. Other than India, mangoes are produced mostly in Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, and Brazil.
Mangoes are popular not only because they taste great but also for their several qualities that are good for one’s health. They are known to aid proper digestion as they contain digestive enzymes that help break down proteins.
According to some investigations, eating mangoes reduces the risk of the formation of stone in the Kidney. The mangoes in India are unique with their uniqueness in tastes. They have thousands of variations that no other country’s production can match.