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30  Amazing Facts About Mango | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. The mango is known as the ‘king of fruit’ throughout the world. It’s most popular fruit in the World.
  2. Mangos were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago. There are over 400 varieties of Mango throughout the world.
  3. The name ‘mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’ or ‘man-gay’. When the Portuguese traders settled in Western India they adopted the name as ‘manga’.
  4. Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 300 or 400 A.D.
  5. Mango cultivars arrived in Florida in the 1830’s and in California in the 1880’s. Only 10 percent of all mangoes are grown in the United States.
  6. Most of the mangos sold in the U.S. come from Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Guatemala and Haiti. Mangos are available all year long.
  7. Legend says that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree.
  8. The mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines. It is also the national tree of Bangladesh.
  9. In India and several other cultures the mango fruit and leaves are ritually used as floral decorations at weddings, public celebrations and religious ceremonies.
  10. A mango tree in fact can grow as tall as 100 feet. They are a long living tree with some specimens having been known to still bear fruit after 300 years.
  11. The flowers of a mango tree are small and white with five petals, and the fruit takes between three and six months to ripen.
  12. Most pollination of mango flowers is in fact not done by bees, but by flies and fruit bats.
  13. Amazingly the Mango is a member of the cashew family of flowering plants; other species include poison ivy.
  14. The bark, leaves, skin and pit of the mango have been used in folk remedies for centuries.
  15. There are over 20 million metric tons of mangos grown throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world. Nearly half of the world’s mangoes are produced in India, but amazingly the country accounts for less than one percent of the international mango trade due to the fact India consumes most of its own production.
  16. All across the world, alphansos mainly produced in India  is the highest and the top-most variety of mango.
  17. India in fact grows more mangoes than all its other fruits combined.
  18. More fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit.
  19. A ripe mango will “give” slightly and a firm mango will ripen at room temperature over a few days.
  20. Sour, unripe mangoes can be used in chutneys, pickles, as side dishes, or eaten raw on a stick dipped in salt, black pepper, chilli, lime, or soy sauce.
  21. Mangos have natural tenderizing properties, making them a perfect ingredient for marinades.
  22. The most amazing fact about mango seeds is that it is used to make soap due to its high stearic acid content.
  23. When the mango is green the amount of vitamin C is higher, as it ripens the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A) increases.
  24. A one-cup serving of mangos is just 100 calories. About 100 gm provides 60 calories.
  25. Mango provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily vitamin A and 40% of your daily fiber.
  26. Mangoes contain as much vitamin C as an orange.
  27. Mango is free from fat, sodium and cholesterol.
  28. The antioxidant compounds in mangoes fight against cancers. These compounds are qurcetin, isoquertrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methyigallat.
  29. Cholesterol contains low density lipoprotein which is bad cholesterol. Mangoes produce High density lipoprotein which balances the cholesterol level.
  30. One of the useful nutrition fact of mango is that it contains Tartaric acid, malic acid and citric acid which maintains the percentage of alkali in the body.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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