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Facts about Mango




Facts about Mango

Mangos are distantly related to a few plants that you'd probably
never guess: the

cashew and pistachio.
Most of the mangos sold in the United States are imported from
Mexico, Peru,

Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala and Haiti. Mexico is the largest with over
60% of the
imports.

More fresh mangos are eaten every day than any other fruit in the world.

India grows more mangos than all other fruits combined and is the
largest producer
in the world.

A mango tree can get as tall as 100ft.

According to Indian folklore, Buddha was given a mango orchard by a
faithful
follower so that he could rest in its cool shade. Many believe that
Buddha meditated
under a mango tree!

Even inedible parts of the mango have interesting uses. The bark,
leaves, skin and
pit have been used as folk remedies for centuries.

Mangos are bursting with protective nutrients. The vitamin content
depends upon the
variety and maturity of the fruit. When the mango is immature the
amount of vitamin
C is higher, as it ripens the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A)
increases.

The English singular form mango comes from the Latin Mangifera indica
meaning
mango-bearing plant from India.

Mangos can be used in all types of meals and all courses. From
breakfast to dinner
and appetizers to desserts mangos fit a broad range of flavors. Mango
salsa and
chutney are very popular uses that can accompany salads, proteins
(like chicken,
fish, etc.) or just be served as a snack.
   
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